Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Day 12: Another SAB Sneak Peak

I did it! 12 posts in 12 days! And I created new stuff for you, not just post things I already had made.

Anyways, here is another SAB sneak peak using Vintage Labels, Bella Bleu DSP, and new scalloped edge punch. Colors are Not Quite Navy and Very Vanilla.

And here is another one I made, using the same layout, stamp set, and DSP. I used Kraft cardstock instead of Very Vanilla too.

I will try to post a couple more samples and schedule them through the holidays, but if I don't get to it, hope everyone has safe and happy holidays!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Day 11: Another Sneak Peak

Can you believe that I actually have posted for now 11 days in a row?! Hard to believe, I know. Anyways, here is another Sneak Peak using I {Heart} Hearts and Well Scripted. It is pretty much a total case from a card Ilina made, you can see hers here. I also used the Sending Love Specialty Paper, Pinking Hearts border punch, and the new satin ribbon from the Occassions Mini. The colors are Real red, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip and Pretty in Pink.

This second card is pretty much the same card, but I used buttons instead of the brads. For some reason, I have the hardest time finding a use for these buttons and I was creating the first card and putting in the brads, it dawned on me that the buttons would work perfectly on this card, with the design on the DSP that I used. Of course I already had my holes poked for the brads, so I ended up using two buttons to cover up the holes. But I think one button would have been just fine.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Day 10: SAB Sneak Peak

Here is a card that I made for a lots of layers swap on SCS. The requirements included 8 different layers, one had to be textured CS and another had to be DSP, layered punches (two different punches), 1 ribbon, and 3 brads, eyelets, buttons, etc. I used Vintage Labels as my SAB stamp set and the DSP from SAB (can't recall the name right now). I also used Circle Circus. The colors are Melon Mambo, Green Galore, and Whisper White.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Day 9: Medallion Swap with baby-wipe technique tutorial

Here is a card that I made on behalf of someone for a swap that I held on SCS. The swaps were fantastic and maybe some day I'll take the time to take pictures and share them with you. Anyways, this card uses the baby wipe technique. This is where you use a babywipe colored with rinkers as your ink pad. It's okay if it a little dry, you can rewet it by spraying some water on it. To make my "ink pad" I used Green Galore, Pink Passion, and Bashful Blue reinkers and tried to create a target-like pattern. I then used this to ink up my Medallion stamp and stamped in on the desired size card stock. Instead of just adhering that to my card, I decided to cut it into strips and mix up the order of them before adhering to my card.

Hope you enjoy!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Day 8: Autumn Days

Okay, so maybe I just wished it was fall again since we really did not get a fall here in Minnesota. This card was also part of my Stamp-a-Stack and uses the same supplies as one of the cards I shared in Days 1 through 5, can you guess which one?

Stamps: Autumn Days, Thoughts and Prayers
Ink: Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Whisper White

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Day 7: BAB (Halloween?!)

Here is my Day 7 share, it's a Halloween card! Since I promised no Christmas and the products have been continued into the new mini catalog, it's still current :o) Actually, for the LNS challenge the project that I posted was a Christmas BAB card, so if you want to see it, you better join the group by clicking on the banner on my sidebar. The new mini catalog offers even more BAB accessories and another stamp set, which of course are now part of my collection, so stay tuned for samples with those too.

This card is pretty self explanatory, Basic Black, Only Orange, and Chocolate Chip.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

12 Days of Christmas: Day 6

Here is another sneak peak from the new Occasions Mini, using I {Heart} Hearts and Fine Florish.  Colors are Rose Red and Whisper White. I also used the new Pinking Hearts border punch and Thoroughly Modern DSP. This is for a Lots of Layers swap, which requires 8 different layers, 1 ribbon, 2 punches, and at least three eyelets, buttons or brads.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Where Have I Been? (Long)

Sorry again, I took a little hiatus. TC was in town on leave from Iraq, so I was spending time with him and doing very little stamping. He is now on his way back so I have started stamping again. I got all my new sneak peak goodies and have started to create with them.

But first things first, on the LNS board there is a 12 days of Christmas challenge going on. Post something every day until Christmas. This started last Friday, but I haven't gotten to my blog or camera until now, so I'm playing catch up. Here are samples that should get me through Day 5.

Day 1: Medallion

Stamps: Medallion, Extreme Snowboarder, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Bordering Blue
Cardstock: Bordering Blue, Whisper White
Accessories: Sponges, Distressing Tool

Day 2: Thought and Prayers

Remember when I was creating cards for a Stamp-a-stack using the same supplies to create both a Christmas card and non-Christmas card? Here is the non-Christmas card and since I promised no more Christmas cards, you'll have to guess what you Christmas card looks like (hint: I used Patterned Pines for the main image).

Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Patterned Pines
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive, Certain Celery
Cardstock: Whisper White, Real, Red, Olive Olive, Certain Celery
Accessories: Wide Grosgrain Ribbon, Big Shot Scalloped Oval, Eyelet Border Punch, Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Sponges

Day 3: One of a Kind

Another non-Christmas card from the Stamp-a-Stack designs.

Stamps: One of a Kind
Ink: Whisper White, Sahara Sand
Cardstock: Whisper White, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Taffeta Ribbon, Square Punches, Brad

Day 4: Thank You

This is just a quick Thank You card that I made up for an event we had at work.

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Really Rust
Cardstock: Really Rust, Whisper White, Patterned Paper III
Accesories: Daisy Big Shot Die, Jumbo Eyelet, Wide Satin Ribbon

Day 5: With All My Heart Sneak Peak

Here is one of the cards that I made with the sneak peak items from the new Occassional Mini, available January 5. I used the clear block stamps for the first time and I did not notice any difference with regards to the quality of images versus the wood block stamps.

Stamps: With All My Heart, I {Heart} Hearts
Ink: Real Red, Pink Passion
Cardstock: Real Red, Pink Passion, new DSP Stack Sweet Pea
Accessories: Scalloped Trim Punch (SAB), Heart to Heart Punch, Ribbon

Thanks for being patient and stay tuned for Day 6 of the challenge (hopefully more timely).

Thursday, November 19, 2009

No more Christmas Cards

Is anyone but me getting sick of Christmas Cards? It seems like I've been designing Christmas Cards since July. Oh wait, that's because I have. I have decided to retire my Christmas stamps for the season now. There were a few more Christmas Cards that I did not get around to sharing, but I'll spare you those this year.  On with other fun cards now!

The card I have for you today is a birthday card that uses On a Pedestal. It was kind of putsy putting together because of all the coloring and cutting out, but I like how it turned out.  The top note is actually one stamp that I colored and stamped repeditively using the Stamp-a-ma-jig.  This is the first time that I purposed pulled it out to help with the creation of a card. Colors used were Pixie Pink, Certainly Celery, and Apricot Appeal. I also used Dazzling Diamonds and the Top Note Die.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Another Quick Sample

Here is a quick card that I made that shows another use for the ornament punch. This is not an original idea, but rather my take on it. I also used Pocket Sillouettes and Teeny Tiny Wishes. Colors are Night of Navy and Whipser White. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Christmas Card Share

I'm back (for now). Sorry it's been a while, but life has happened and I'm not sure where the time goes. Anyways, here is a quick Christmas Card share using Serene Snowflakes. Colors are Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, and Whisper White.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Medallion Sample

Today I'm taking a break from the Stamp A Stack samples because I think I'm going to redesign of the cards that I made on Monday before I share it with you.

Here is a sample I made using the Medallion stamp, Stampin' Up!'s most popular stamp. I used a technique that as many names, none of which I can remember right now, but basically what I did was stamp the image on DSP in Versamark and then embossed it with clear embossing power. I then used my brayer and inked over the entire piece of paper and where the image was embossed, the DSP shows through. The colors used were Pale Plum and Rich Razzleberry.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Another Stamp A Stack Option

Sorry it took me so long to get this up. My photographer was sick and didn't have time to get me the pictures last week. Yes, I know I could have taken the pictures myself, but I was too lazy. That's why I have a photographer :o) Anyways, this was the last of the Stamp A Stack cards I designed a couple of weekends ago, but have no fear because I was at it again last night and will share those later this week.

First, the Christmas card that features Serene Snowflakes, Four the Holidays, Certain Celery, Bashful Blue, and Cameo Coral.

Now, the non Christmas card, which feature Flight of the Butterfly, Inspired by Nature and same colors as above. I did also use by big shot for the circles (Circles #2).

 And as always, the two of them together.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Day 5 of Stamp A Stack Options

Today's layout is a total CASE from the 2009/2010 IBC. The only changes I made was the stamped images so I did not have to clean stamps in between stamping the different images. The stamp set is Holiday Blitz and sentiment from Snow Swirled. The colors used are So Saffron, Rose Red, Old Olive, and Pixie Pink.

The non-holiday card uses the same stamp set and colors.

And finally, the two of them together.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Stamp A Stack Day 4

Today I have two cards with similar layouts but different feels. The Christmas Card uses Lovely As Tree (yes, I finally broke down a purchased this set) and Delightful Decorations. The colors are Rich Razzleberry and Chocolate Chip.

The non-Christmas one use Autumn Days with the same colors, but instead of tiling the squres to look like a window pane, they are four separate stamped images.

And again, here are the two together.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Stamp A Stack Day 3

Today I have another Snow Swirled card to share with you. I don't plan on having both at my Stamp A Stack, but I think I'm going to have problems picking which one to use, maybe you guys can help me.

Here is the Christmas card (I've actually shared this with you before, but here it is again as a refresher). Colors used were Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, and Bermuda Bay.

Here is the first "everyday" card that I designed, again using the same layout and Circle Circus and Thank You Kindly.

Again, trying to think outside of the box, I came up with this card, which I think I like better. It uses Fifth Avenue Floral.

Finally, here are the three together.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Stamp A Stack Day Two

Today, the cards that I'm going to be sharing again use the same supplies and similiar layout, or at least two of them do. I actually came up with two "everyday" cards after I tried to think outside the box and come up with a different layout from the Christmas card for the "everyday" layout. I don't think I'm a huge fan of the different layout though, but you can judge for yourself.

First here is the Christmas card, using Snow Swirled and Four the Holidays for the stamp sets. Colors are Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede and Whisper White.

Here is the first "everyday" card the I designed, using almost the exact layout and Circle Circus and Thank You Kindly stamp sets.

And then I decided that maybe I shouldn't make all the cards look alike. Just because they use the same supplies does not mean they need to have the same layout. Here came the challenge. Here is what I came up with using Wow Flowers and I think I still like the Circle Circus card better.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Stamp A Stack Options

My aunts are hosting a Stamp a Stack for me the beginning of December and want to do Christmas cards. Some of the usual guests however, send the picture Christmas cards and are not interested in making Christmas cards, so I try to design cards that are versatile. By versatile, I mean cards that can be made up to be a Christmas card or an everyday card with the same supplies. This weekend I had some design time and I will be showcasing the cards that I came up with this week. Hope you enjoy!

The first card is a simple card and features the Mover and Shakers Big Shot Die. The supplies used for both cards is pretty obvious, Rich Razzleberry for the base and then Whisper White for the punched out shapes. I also used the Elegant Bouquet impressionz folder and white organza ribbon.

Here is the Christmas Card, using the ornament punch and Delightful Decorations.

And here is an "everyday" card using the same basic supplies. The stamp set used for the hearts was Snow Swirled.

And here are the two together.

I hope you enjoyed today's cards and stay tuned tomorrow for another share.

I won (again!)

The Halloween card shown here, was picked as the most favorite swap. I used this card for a swap that was to be black and another color. The swap host's husband picked his favorite and it was me!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Fall Colors

Here is a quick card that I made for a Fall colors swap. I used Best Wishes and More for the stamp set. Colors were all in colors: Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Rich Razzleberry, and Soft Suede.

And just a little side note, my beloved Minnesota Vikings are play their rival Green Bay Packers today, so GO VIKES!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone! In honor of the day, today I'm going to share with you a Halloween card that I made. I usually do not make Halloween cards, but the new set, Sweet Centers, just called for a Halloween shaker card. So that's what I did. I used the Night & Day DSP, Sweet Centers, and Bead Duos.

Hope everyone has a safe and Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Holiday Lineup

On Monday, I helped Laurie design her cards for Tuesday's Christmas Card Club meeting on Tuesday. Nothing like last minute, huh? Anyways, she had two sets that she wanted to choose from and two different DSP packages. I picked the Holiday Lineup set and she picked Merry Moments DSP and off I went to designing. Here is the first one that I came up with.

The red grosgrain around the corner was not part of the original design, but I'm using it to cover up a boo-boo I made when stamping the sentiment. This was fine and dandy, but we needed to prep for 80 plus cards and didn't have enough DSP for everyone. So in came the second design.

Which one do you like best?

Thursday, October 29, 2009

LNS Challenge

Sorry for being MIA lately, but I'm back and have a few things to share with you over the next few days. This week, in honor of Halloween, the LNS challenge is to design a card after your favorite candy. One of my favorite candies is the vanilla tootsie rolls. Target usually sells alone in bags around Halloween, so you can imagine how sad I was when I went to Target last night and they did not have them. This year, they are selling the vanilla and chocolate combined in bags. I guess it is better than all the different colored tootsie rolls together, which is where I only usually can find the vanilla ones.  Here is a picture of the candy. Notice the colors, Tempting Turquoise, Brilliant Blue, and Whisper White.

And here is the card.

This is a card that I have previously posted, but I could not believe how close the colors were to my favorite candy, so I had to repost it as part of the challenge, hope you don't mind too much.

Stay tuned tomorrow for two Christmas cards.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

More Ornaments

Here are two more cards with Ornaments on them. One uses the Ornament punch and the other uses a circle punch. I did not make either of these cards, one of my upline's sidelines made the sample for me, wasn't that nice of her?

For this first one, the ornament punch was used with Delightful Decorations and the strings were drawn on. Colors are Bravo Burgandy, Night of Navy and Handsome Hunter. A color combination that I find very striking.

This next one uses the circle punch with the Sweet Centers stamp set.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

More Christmas Samples

Here are two more Christmas samples using Delightful Decorations and the ornament punch. Both of them are cases from some swaps my upline received. The first one I changed out the colors. The original used Crushed Curry for the ornament punches.

This second one I used a different embossing folder and do not recall if I changed the colors. The colors used were Soft Suede, Tempting Turquoise, and Sahara Sand.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Stampin' Success Case and LNS Challenge

Last night, I got my new Stampin' Success magazine in the mail and as always, I sat down and paged through it and noted a few cute cards that I liked and would maybe someday case. This is something I do most every time I get my new magazine. Now what happened next, is something I've never done before. I actually sat down and MADE a couple of the cards I noted as cute. Yes, I'm one of those stampers that like to take note of cool projects to someday CASE and never seem to get around to it because my sample projects are numerous! Anyways, this first one also meets the color challenge of using Old Olive, Ruby Red, and Real Rust. The picture does not show the colors very well so you will just have to take my word for it. Stamp set is Delightful Decorations.

The second card I created from Stampin' Success was actually made to display the printed window sheets in the Holiday Mini. I do not have any of them, so I made my own printed window sheets using white Stazon. Colors are Rich Razzleberry and Basic Black. Stamp sets used were Serene Snowflakes and Snow Swirled.

Monday, October 19, 2009

I won!

I'm part of a Yahoo Group (SURubberArtScans) and I participate in what they refer to as SMAK, which is where we send out 5 cards to 5 different people and received 5 different cards. Each month, there's a winner for the design and quality of the card and the timeliness (cards are supposed to be postmarked by the end of the month). And for the month of September, I was the winner! My card is now displayed on the home page of the Yahoo Group for the upcoming month. Here is a sample that is very similiar to the one I swapped, but I don't believe I have shared the actual one with you yet, so for now you'll have to go check out the group.

Another Swap Sample

Here is another swap sample that I created with two stamp sets that I do not own. They are Wandering Words and Scenic Season. Again, I copied another card and made it my own and ensured that it met the requirements of the swap. Here is the card I copied.

And here is my card. I do not know if you can tell from the picture, but I added a red brad to the nose of the first reindeer in this one (for Rudolph's nose). But when I went to mass produce the cards, I actually counted the reindeer and realized there were only 8, so Rudolph was not part of the scene and I removed the brad. I also did not stamp the little bird in the trees on my final card either.