Thursday, August 30, 2007
This card is from Patricia Weitzel who made fantastic cards! She was in a swap with other stampers and shared them with the group! I think she had a fantastic gallery to share!
Coming up....WORLD CARD MAKING DAY is October 6-8
This is a weekend, we will try to make cards for ourselves to share with others...and I also want to make cards for the troops over seas! One of my downline has a husband that is in Korea right now, and I know she misses him terribly, but I also know there are thousands of soldiers that are in Iraq, Afganistan, and other nations over the world. So, let's get together ...check my calendar of events on my website to see when I have planned my event..and let's get STAMPING!!!!! We can "STAMPIN' UP!" and share our love of stamps with everyone!
I will have some fun cards to make with the Simply Sent kits and other kits that I love to make up for you, when you attend my classes! I pre-cut everything, and try to make each card with fun technqiues and PAIN-less as possible! Even so easy a NON stamper CAN DO IT!!!
Try it....you'll like it!
Starting September 1st.....YOU can now order from the HOLIDAY MINI Catalog!
to see the Mini Catalog, you can view it from this link....
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
and this one is for a get well card.....
She is having the surgery tomorrow..and I pray that God will heal and make her better ......
I dyed the flowers using Apricot and Groovy Guava. Then I added the Rhinestone brad to the center and attached it to the card.
This is sympathy cards. I didn't want them to be too somber, but somewhat cheerful and yet quiet. They are monotone in green, using Certainly Celery, and Wild Wasabi. Nice combination, and very simple
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Tori has a friend who makes a lot of these stars...she had a kit from a Japanese Market that had strips of paper to make these teeny little stars...and I do mean teeny. They are smaller than a penny if you do them right. But, they are so cute! She had them in assorted pastel colors,and this site shows you how to do them. If you use really cute or pretty papers, they can be added to your cards or scrapbook pages for a fun 3D effect!
Saturday, August 25, 2007
I will try working with a few strips this weekend...and maybe you'll see some of the wonderful possibilities of this craft with Stamping!
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Using the 3 for you punch, which is the punch a bunch promotion....buy this punch and stamps, plus the ink spots and you will get gift cards for free! (value 12.95)
Sunday, August 19, 2007
This is a promotional flyer that they sent out to each demonstrator.....
and then it has a interactive part...where you can make your own shirt to go on the cruise!
A friend who is ill, needed to have a card sent to her...she has a mysterious illness that no one seems to know what is wrong with her. She's fine one minute and then the next, she has pain all over her body where she can't seem to move.
So, I needed to make a card. This is using versamark ink, clear embossing powder and classic ink colors on vanilla cardstock. I used classic colors in yo yo yellow, summer sun, pumpkin pie and always artichoke to color in this card. I think I am moving out of my chocolate stage and now into fall colors....
I am also sending prayers to go along with it so that the doctors will have the wisdom to treat her....
ps. It is my dad's birthday...he's 71...I guess I better get off the computer and wish him a happy birthday!
Thursday, August 16, 2007
I stamped using the FAST & FUN Set, and didn't stamp the words. I used the porcupine stamp in Basic Black ink on Creamy Caramel cardstock. I sponged the corners, and using the Classic Ink and Blender pen, I colored in the image. I then mounted it on chocolate Chip cardstock and onto Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip cardstock. The ribbon is the Double Stitched Purely Pomegranate. The white pen highlights some of the image, but, I just love to play with it...maybe alittle too much?
Anyways, the inside is signed using the White Gel Pen, and it works just beautifully! Have you tried the White Gel Pen that Stampin' Up! sells? If not, then YOU SHOULD!!!
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
This is for a friend, Denise who lives in Las Vegas, who took us out to dinner.....
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Believe it or not, I find things all over the internet... This tutorial is from QVC and from Creating Keepsakes....You can color your brads if you're in a pinch and you have some Acrylic Paint that matches your project!
Try it....it might be messy...
one thing I thought of...use a plastic folder instead of punching paper...you can save paper, and time by having it pre-punched, and you can also wipe it down and re-use it..and it might make the brad not stick as much after being painted!
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
You might need to get 2 of them! (I have 2)
I took some photos of what it looks like, but I do have each cartridge labeled.
Saturday, August 4, 2007
I decided to do a scrapbook in a sense, but actually, it can be used for anything. I wanted to try to use the new BOHO style and yet, I am in LoVe with the new Punches! Oh my goodness....I think Stampin' Up! needs to make more punches that coordinate with the stamp sets...so I don't have to cut things OUT! Wouldn't that be so cool!
and the Stitched ribbons...well, they are the bomb! :)
This is the NEW Holiday MINI Catalog Collection! WOW..it is fantastic! It won't start until September 1st, but you can preview it here! The colors are rich, and even though I am not as thrilled with the papers, I Love the Chipboard Garland! I think it would be great to make one for YOUR Holiday tree, or to hang over a doorway! You can make some really fun projects with the new stamps, and do your Holiday cards for your friends and family.......
There are quickie gift tags you can stamp for your last minute gift wrapping and great wrapping papers. (the papers are not available for me to pre-order until August 15th, because of quality control, but I hope to get them asap!)
I have to add one thing!!! I just got in my order, and ....all the stamps in the mini catalog are more expensive..BUT!!! THEY ARE ALL DIE CUT! No cutting is involved of the rubber unless you want to trim more! All you have to do is punch out, peel and STICK! and then STAMP!!!
GOTTA CHECK IT OUT! I will post more about it later!
Friday, August 3, 2007
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
I scoped this one from Sudsol..some clever stamper made it using her punches (the small 1/8" punch) and the Pick a Petal set...I stamped it on white and yoyo yellow...in black ink.
Mounted on white cardstock, the punched out black cardstock looks like polka dots and layered over the white so it shows through!
Trimmed with the yellow grosgrain ribbon, this card has a little snap!
but, of course, you can add your own snap! What can you suggest to make it snap more???
1. First of all, to sew, you need a sewing machine. It doesn't have to be a good one, but one that can sew through layers of cardstock. The ones they sell at the local craft stores, might not work. I used to have a cheap one, and it was not a good, so I sold it. (I think it was about 19.00, plus a discount coupon from Michael's)
This one, is not bad. I would use my Bernina, but to sew on a card, after spending way too much on my lovely Bernina, I would not want to tell my sewing machine guy (Scott) that I am using that on paper..so this one is a good one for less than 40.00, I can now sew on paper with too much stress. Of course, if you have a great machine at home, and not using it for more than just your basic sewing, you can use your home machine! I won't tell!!!
The inspiration for this card, is from Cambria Turnbow!
She has such fantastic color and design ideas! I changed a few things because I don't have the set, and I wanted to use what I had already....I don't want to get too many stamps this year, since we have a mini catalog coming out in September and a NEW catalog coming out in January! The new papers are just fantastic! I love the bright and cheery colors!
3 To make the small flower, I used the Punch a Bunch Kit, and stamped a single flower, and then using the punch, cut out one flower. I lined it up by turning the punch over, and punching out just the stamped flower! Then I used a small hole punch to cut the center, added a brad, and attached it to the card that goes inside the pocket with a glue dot. (don't you just love them glue dots!)
For August.....Post a comment to my blog in the MONTH of AUGUST for the month of AUGUST .....and win a special kit! This will be a special kit, that I am trying to put together still, so I don't have any photos yet...but, it will be a fun kit with supplies to make a great gift for you or someone special!
Make a card...tonight for someone special!
tomorrow is my birthday..heh heh!
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