Monday, June 28, 2010

It's a thought

I used it's a thought hostess set from Stampin Up and embossed it in black.  Then I finally broke into my presto patterns designer series paper and ran a brayer over it.  It comes totally white with embossed images- very fun to do!

I kept it fairly simple design as I was in need of a quick card for a friend who got a new job.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Extreme birthday thank you and posting news

I had customer order for some 10 year old birthday thank you cards.   As most 10 y.o. boys don't like to write everything out- the fill in the blank were the way to go.

I used Stampin Up's Simple birthday thanks, and just marker to just ink the words and not the whole cupcake.

My color theme was to use up retiring cardstock before June 30th- This is dusty durango for base and then bordering blue, mellow moss, pumpkin pie and night of navy.

Note to readers- sorry I have not been posting regularly.  I have been having some health problems that require surgery next week.  So between appointments, tests and trying to get my house and life in order before recovery- It has not left much time for stamping.   I hope as I feel better I will be able to check in on all of my blog roll friends and be able to stamp too.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

card for friend moving

I two good friends moving at end of the month, I used this retired Ronald McDonald house set to make them a card.  The set is called heart & home, I watercolored it with watercolor crayons and water color paper.

I got my preorder, but have had no time to play with it yet.  I did organize my new ink pads by color families.

Monday, June 14, 2010

bouncing brayer

I was trying out bouncing brayer technique,  this was my second go at it but I just used one color.  I am somewhat please with myself, but it does take some practice.

I was making some end of year cards for some male teachers using Stampin Up's extreme guitar.

Sorry, I have not been regularly posting or checking in to blog rolls- so much going on this time of the year, leaves very little time for stamping!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

fond farewell to some last chance stamp sets and colors

I wanted to play around with some of my favorite stamp sets on Stampin Up's last chance list and some of the retiring colors too.

Love this stamp set Humor in high heels, might be a keeper in the collection.  I grabbed some mellow moss and paper pieced the dress in mellow moss prints dsp from hostess items.  (notice pic above, totally lost my ribbon! yikes)  I used color wheel to match with brocade blue which is also on the way out.

I used Garden Whimsy,  sad to see go- great set to use Rock n' Roll technique.  The color scheme Orchid Opulance and Pixie Pink.

I kept the cards fairly simple as I was trying to come up with some quick and easy cards for my fond farewell card buffet at end of the month.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Builder wheel fun and tutorial

I finally had some time to play around with the new builder wheels in Stampin Up summer mini catalog.  These are the three I ordered so many stars, birthday and candle crazy.  You need to order the builder wheel spindle and spacers separately, then you put cap on to clip into jumbo wheel handle.
This is with out any spacers and putting cap on end of spindle.

I then used a uninked triple cell cartridge and put in tempting turquoise, pumpkin pie and melon mambo inks.  Careful, mine got a little juicy from over-inking- I needed to roll on paper towel to get rid of excess.

Fun background as you can see rolling through 3 different colors.  However, you can also use the spacers included and just use 1 or 2 wheels at a time.
this is a card my upline Erica made using that technique and just rolling through an ink pad vs. using inked up cartridge.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Last chance lists!

June 1st, thinking start of summer.  No way- Stampin Up comes out with retirement lists.
Get em' while they are hot, because accessories and paper are limited.  Stamp sets and ink you can get through June 30th!

last chance stamps
last chance accessories
last chance wheels