Thursday, February 26, 2009

CC207 and Sc217 class card

HI all,
I've had a very busy week so far and it 's gonna continue right through the weekend. My oldest daughter came up on the train from NYC on Tuesday and I had a stamp class at my house that night. It was a great turnout and everyone seemed to enjoy the projects. I have a friend who is hosting a stamp class at her house on Saturday and I am still working on the samples! She wants to see some new techniques so I came up with this card that uses stamping with bleach.I also wanted to incorporate some of the challenges over at SCS that I missed on Tues. and Wed. (color challenge CC207 and Sketch challenge SC217 respectively). Now, I was messing around with the bleach last weekend and had a small plastic container with a folded paper towel soaked in bleach in it and I was stamping away and then I put the cover on the container to go do something and when I came back an hour later and tried stamping with it again it didn't work anymore! Has anyone ever had this happen to them? My concern was that if I do this technique at a workshop will the people who get to make this card last have bad bleach? So, after much thought I decided to fill an aqua painter with the bleach and then "color" the bleach onto the stamp like a marker and then stamp it. It worked like a charm, so now I just gotta check in a little while to see if my bleach goes bad in the aqua painter. I used 2- 2 step stamp sets to created my images. I stamped the solid stamp in bleach first and then the outline stamp in classic ink over the beached image. Here is a tutorial by Beate Johns over at SCS if you are interested. Here is the complete recipe and of course all products are Stampin' Up!:

Stamps: Botanical Blooms, Heartfelt Thanks, Blooming With Love

Paper: Kraft, Whisper White, Summer Sun, Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie

Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Old Olive, Bleach

Accessories: Eyelet border punch, 1 1/4 " and 1 3/8" circle punches, scallop square punch, Big Shot, Backgrounds 1 texturz plate, LOts of Tags sizzlits diepumpkin pie 1/4" grosgrain ribbon

This is another project that we did at my Tuesday night Big Shot class. I love to make these little goody bags!

I've got more pics from that class, I just got to get them uploaded to my pc. so stop back soon to see what else I have been up to! Thanks for stoppin' by today!

Monday, February 23, 2009

CAS for my Stamp Class

Good afternoon! I spent the weekend working on card designs for my Big Shot class this week. I am very excited about the projects we will be making. I was just going to do 4 projects because some of them are kind of involved, but I decided to add a 5th one and make it a Clean and Simple ( aka CAS) card. I don't want to spoil the surprise for the whole class in case any of my ladies happen onto my blog before tomorrow night, but I thought I would show a sneek peek. So here is my CAS card that uses felt with the Flower Layers #3 originals die. I wanted to show how different materials can be used with the Big Shot. For this card I have a bunch of different colored squares of felt cut up that my guests can choose from to die-cut there flowers and then layer on their card. I can't wait to see how all of their's turn out! Here is the complete recipe: ( Of coarse everything is Stampin' Up! except for the felt squares)
Stamps: Petal Pizzazz, Sweet Little Sentiments
Paper: Old Olive, Whisper white
Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Big Shot, Flower Layers #3 Originals die, Button Bouquet, hemp twine, mini glue dots, dimensionals
The felt flowers are adhered using mini glue dots and the button is up on 2 layered dimensionals after the hemp is tied on.
I just love how this turned out and how easy it was. I hope everyone esle does too! I will post the rest of the projects later on in the week. Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

WT206 Striped Shirt For Dad

Mornin'! Here I am again, with another card! Today's challenge over at SCS is the Ways to Use It challenge and we were to use stripes in our projects. Now, I must be honest and tell you that this really wasn't a challenge for me cuz I love stripes! If you were to go thru my decorative papers right now you would find a ton of striped papers. For some reason I am drawn to them and the more colors there are the better! So, I needed to work on some card designs for an upcoming workshop that a friend of mine is hosting. She wants me to demo some different techniques and she specifically requested an origami shirt card that could be used for Father's Day. I love the DSP that is part of the sale-a-bration promotion so I grabbed this striped piece as my starting point. It makes a great shirt, don'tcha think? I also had to use my new Stampin' Up! Texturz plates. It's kinda hard to see in the photo, but I used the diamond one on the certainly celery panel. I also chose the Wonderful Favorites stamp set cuz there are so many people options besides just father, like uncle, brother, husband, and son. Here is the complete recipe and this is a Stampin' Up! only card!
Stamps: Wonderful Favorites
Paper: sahara sand, bashful blue, certainly celery, whipser white, Delicate Dots DSP
Ink: sahara sand, cetainly celery
Accessories: silver brads, Big Shot and Texturz plate, crimper
I'd love to hear whatcha think! Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by today!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

SC216 Flutterfly Wishes

Good morning! Ok, so I got up this morning and decided to do some stampin' first before I really got started with my day. My first stop is always SplitCoastStampers and I went to today's sketch challenge. Today's sketch was not something I would normally do, it must be those circles that turned me off a bit, but I went for it anyway. I spent about 2 hours on just one card! Now I am gonna hafta kick it into high gear to get all my chores done. So, real quick, here is the recipe:
Stamps: Flutterfly Friends clear stamps by Stampendous
Paper: Basic Grey Two Scoops dp, textured cs by Bazzill, SU! confetti white
Inks: Su! basic black plus lots of various colors
Accessories: Su! punches, aqua painter, sticky gems (unknown), Making Memories brad, American Crafts plastic flowers, Jo-Ann ribbon
I watercolored the images using an aqua painter and ink from the lids of my SU! classic ink pads. I feel like I distorted the sketch a little but I think it turned out ok. Feels like there is alot going on!
Ok, I am off!! I already started the dishes, but I still gotta get to those 4 SU! boxes!
Thanks for droppin' by!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

CC206 Thank you

I needed to make up a bunch of thank you cards to go with all the orders from a workshop I did couple of weeeks ago. So I whipped up a dozen of these using today's color challenge over at SCS.
Each card was slightly different.
Lots of stampin' on them and everything used is Stampin' Up! Here is the recipe:
Stamps: Petal Pizzazz, Polka Dot Punches, Pocket Silhouettes
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red, More Mustard, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red, More Mustard
Accessories: More Mustard grosgrain ribbon

Now I gotta get all the orders sorted and bagged. My UPS guy dropped off 4 big boxes today! Yikes! Thanks for stoppin' by!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

WT205 Using Fabric

OK, so I was able to squeeze in the Ways to Use It challenge over at SCS today. We were to incorporate fabric into our card. I went easy-peasy and found some scrap fabric I had laying around and ran it through my Big Shot with a sizzix flower die. I also used my Big Shot with a Cuttlebug embossing folder to add the swiss dot texture to my triangle layer. Here is my recipe for this card:

STAMPS: Snail Fluffles by Stampendous, Sentiment by Inkadinkado

PAPER: SU Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, watercolor paper

INK: Stazon Black, Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral, Summer Sun, Certainly Celery, More Mustard, Creamy Caramel, Old Olive

ACCESSORIES: Offray Ribbon, Scrap plaid fabric, button by La-di-dah, Big Shot, aqua painter

The image was colored in using an aqua painter and my SU ink pad lids. And that is pretty much it! The certaily celery and Chocolate chip layers were scraps I had already cut from other projects. WooHoo, I love using up scraps! This card took 20 minutes! Yay for me! Now I must get back to some other things. Thanks for stoppin' by!

Cute Little Card Holder

Here is a cute little set I whipped up the other day to use as a door prize for a stamp class that my niece, Kelly, hosted. The cards are 3" x 3" and the tote to hold them is made usingthe scallop envelope Bigz die and my Big Shot. I made it up quick and then gave it away without taking down any dimensions. I just folded all the scored flaps and held the 2 diecuts together to figure out how wide my handle needed to be (it's 1 & 1/2 inches wide and 11 inches long). I did use the small dotted texturz plate on the kraft cardstock but it didn't show up very well. I will have to play around with that a little more. I just had to have this Puns From The Past stamp set and I hadn't used it till now. It really is a cute set. I think I will make a few more of these for Hostess gifts and door prizes. All products are Stampin' Up! I've got more projects that I have been working on and will post later. Thanks for stoppin' by!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Card Tote Stamp Camp

What can I say? I had a very busy weekend! Besides all the things that are going on in my family, I prepared a stamp camp for a friend of mine who had 27 ladies attend! That was by far the largest group I have ever held any kind of workshop for! My friend, Sarah, wanted to make 6 cards using 3 different themes and designs (birthday, Valentine, and wedding) and then some kind of holder to put them all in. Here is a pic of the cards we made and also the totes to hold the 6 cards and matching envies! Each guest got to choose either a yellow or blue tote to make. I had everything cut and scored for them and I charged $14 each. It was alot of work, but everyone seemed to have a good time and loved the projects! I also have some close ups of each card design. It's still hard to see some of the detail. On the cupcake card there is dazzling diamonds on the frosting and we used stampin' write markers to ink up the stamp and everyone learnd how to "huff" to moisten the ink before putting the stamp to paper! Very fun! We heat embossed the "Together Forever" sentiment on the Wedding card with silver embossing powder and it was the first time using a heat gun for many of the ladies. The "hugs and kisses" image on the valentine's card was colored in using an aqua brush and the lids to out classic stamp pads. Everything used to make these cards and totes is from Stampin' Up! This is a short but sweet blog post! It is way past my bedtime, but I wanted to show ya all what I worked on this weekend! Now I have to get ready for my monthly stamp class on Wed. plus my niece is hosting her first stamp camp on Saturday and I am not ready for either! Thanks for stoppin' by!