Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Late Night stampers candy challenge

Late Night Stampers
Challenge this week was to use candy for your inspiration.
So, I chose my son's favorite 3 musketeers. And hey, it's low in fat too!
I used baroque motifs and embossed it in silver on brushed silver cardstock, then used delightful decorations out of Holiday mini and the silver cord (SU needs to have this cord every holiday season!). I finished it off with a rhinestone brad. And I ate no candy in the making of this card!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Quick and Easy gift!

This was a quick gift I did for teacher appreciation last spring. Super easy to do-
1) get your favorite candy bar (in this case Hershey's chocolate bar)
2) take your favorite scrapbooking paper and measure it about 1.5 inches longer on each end of candy bar and enough to wrap around it.
4) use double sided tape or sticky strip to hold it together.
5) put sticky strip at each end and run it through your crimper
6) I decorated it simply with something I typed on computer- but you can add "Christmas fudge poem", ribbon, stamped tag and more!
sorry, I have been lax in posting and checking in on everyone. I did a Stampin Up yard sale this weekend with some other demos and I have a vendor fair in two weeks- so super busy with all that!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Desk top stationary set

I created this a few weeks ago and just never loaded it to show. I am going to make a few of these for upcoming vendor fair.
Lauren Meader, the genius she is has created templates for you to purchase. They are affordable at $5 and saves you time from re-inventing the wheel. You can check out her templates here.
I used tart and tangy stamp set. The card stock is whisper white, real red and craft. The letters I cut out using my big shot and billboard alphabet and used some playground buttons. So cute!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

My first orgami box !

At Stampin Up Regionals, someone showed how to make this fun orgami box with designer paper. As I am orgami inpaired sometimes, well I guess I should say I am a visual hands on learner, so I got a little lost on some steps.

Luckily, you can google anything and find tutorials. I will save you a step and give you K. Werner's video tutorial . I grabbed retired dsp in case I really messed up- but got on first go around. So proud of myself!
Watch out, got loads of ideas to start creating away for upcoming holidays.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

shellbrate Christmas

This was my other swap I did for regionals. I had a bunch of baroque burgundy card fronts left from a Christmas SAS last year, so I told myself I had to use them and that was my jumping off point.
1) I did watercoloring with markers, my fav technique of late. You just scribble your markers on to a plastic surface like stamp case and then pick up with aquapainter.
2) I also used my other new fav- my petals-a-plenty embossign folder. The background piece is soft suede.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Deals of the week 3!

Week 3 Deals of the Week on page 179

1) basic Jumbo grommets ( item 11438) for $4.49

2) Mini Library clips (item 109857) for $8.99

3) Circle Designer brads ( item 112571) for$3.99

4) 1/2" Library clips (item 112581) for $3.99

these deals are only good through 10/24/09

Sunday, October 18, 2009

baseball BAB

This is one of my swaps I made for Portland Regionals. I used Build a bear dies and billboard alphabet for big shot. I did stamp using "just baseball" set. I was thinking Red Sox theme for the New Englanders who would be there- too bad they got knocked out early.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Let there be light

Late Night stampers challenge this week was a sketch.
I love the under $10 page and got the Let there be light set, to have some options for my Jewish customers to change up a card to suit their holiday needs vs. using a Christmas set.
I embossed it in silver then used brushed silver cardstock and small star punch. I rotated it to try to mimic the star of David- not quite but I thought it worked for embellishment part of sketch.
I am so excited to be off to Portland with some local demo friends for Stampin Up Regionals. Can't wait to share when I get back!!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

new craft room!

This is a sneak peak at my new craft room. We are currently building addition and this will be my new space. This is the back wall with my sky light- I am planning to put some floor cabinets with a counter for my cutting tools.

This is the front of the room- I think I am going to put my desk right in front of the window. I have two little cubby closets to store all my altered items I tend to accumulate, maybe one will be for my knitting stuff.
This is the entry- still planning on what to do with shelving and such. I think a trip to Ikea is in the works! But I am totally open to suggestions and ideas!

On to some stamping! These are the cards we will be doing at my next 3 cards for $5 class next Friday 10/23, RSVP by this weekend if you plan on attending.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Rocking birthday case

I cased this card of SCS, I am sorry I don't recall the person I cased it from. I had a totally hands on workshop and this is one of the cards we made. It was a big hit for boys using exteme guitar and extreme elements.
I am going to Stampin Up regionals this Saturday in Portland, so I am feverishly trying to finish my swaps which I will post over next two days!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

simply scrappin in an hour

I did 3 pages in one hour using new birthday simply scrappin kits! No stamping required- I got both my boys birthdays completed, which makes me happy as I am really behind in my scrapbooking! Love, Love, Love these kits!

Thursday, October 8, 2009


I needed a card for my FIL 70th birthday. They love the casinos, so I thought this would be a perfect birthday card.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Stamping 411 sketch challenge this week.

I needed to make a birthday card for my good friend Michele. She is my going out buddy and we do enjoy trying out some good beers. I wanted to make the card more feminine, so I used regal rose as my main card base, I use the damask texture plate in big shot and eyelet border punch to "girl up" my birthday beer card.
The stamp set is "cheers to you"

Monday, October 5, 2009

Who lives in pineapple under the sea?

I saw Tana's Spongebob card, I thought I could simplfy it a bit and forgo legs and such. But her card totally rocks and inspired me to play! I was thinking it would be a fun card to do for a card class. I think his mouth should be closer to his nose and eyes- but this was my first shot at it!

1) crushed curry through big shot using impression pad 5 1/4 x 4 and then I sponged it with crushed curry ink.
2) I used my scallop edge punch, around the sides and added 1/2 adn 3/4 inch circles that I also sponged
3) eyes: 1'"whisper white, 1/2" of ballet blue and 1/4 inch black
nose: small oval punch folded over

Thursday, October 1, 2009

A bone to pick!

Wow, tough to show a scanned white card on white background~ This is a card I came up with for a workshop when hostesses wanted to focus on upcoming holidays. Unfortunately, the guests wanted more all occassion cards! No worries, the Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas are going to her as her hostess gift!
This is the twick or tweet set and Night and day speciality dst from Holiday mini. I love this set because it has some "pun" sayings, my type of humor.
Keeping it simple!