Sunday, July 12, 2015

Taking a break from stamping.....

I have been on quite a break from stamping, and my poor stamps, inks, and dies need some love! I am sure that when I am ready to start stamping again (I'm truly sad!!), Stampin' Up! will have some awesome new products that I will love. I am listing the majority of my stuff for sale (minus consumables), but there is a lot, so it's going to take some time! I will adding new stuff, hopefully daily. If there is something you are looking for, message me!

Nearly all of my stamp sets are listed here. More photos to come...






Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Transparent Gift Basket

The new theme over at SUO Challenges is Boxes, Bags, & Baskets. With Easter coming up, I decided to go with a basket for my design team entry. This transparent basket is so simple to make, and can be filled with all kinds of gifts.

basket

I started by making a cylinder with a 4 1/2" x 11 3/4" window sheet, using sticky tape to adhere the sides. It is important to overlap the size only the width of the sticky tape. This will not only hide the sticky tape, but it will be the perfect diameter for the base you will create.

photo 1

Cut two circles, using the Circles framelits (the two largest that are not scalloped), and glue the smaller circle to the center of the larger circle. Clip every quarter inch and fold the sides up.

photo 2

Add sticky tape to the bottom of the cylinder. Set the cylinder inside the base and fold all the tabs up to adhere. Adhere a 1/2" x 12" strip of Designer Series Paper with sticky strip around the bottom to hide the tabs, and another around the top edge.

Next add a window sheet handle. I decorated mine with a piece of shredded  burlap ribbon, before attaching with brads. I left a couple of the threads in the ribbon to hold all the little pieces together. Make sure the ends of the handle finish on the inside of the basket.

I finished off my basket with a mixture of Wild Wasabi card stock, cut into 1/4" strips, crimped and crinkled. I also adding some clippings of burlap ribbon to tie in with the handle.

Stampin' Supplies:

  • Paper:

    • Crisp Cantaloupe card stock, 2 circles - 4" and 3 5/8"

    • Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper - 1/2" x 12"

    • Window Sheets - 4 1/2" x 11 3/4", and 1/2" strip for handle.



  • Tools and Accessories:

    • Circles Framelits

    • Brads

    • Sticky tape




 

It’s my pleasure to help you with your paper crafting projects, offer tips, suggestions, and answer product questions. Contact me anytime with questions or with help in placing an order.

Smiles,

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Power outage for her means fun for us!

Last week there was a terrible ice storm in a nearby area, where my daughter lives. Thousands of people lost power, and unfortunately she was one of them. After getting the news that the power may not be on for 5 days, she came home for a visit for a few days (bliss for mom!!).  Besides spending as much time as we could in the sun (the weather has been amazing since the storm!), we spent a little time in my stamp room, co-designing a card for the new SUO Challenges challenge; Pinks and Purples. Morgan and I decided to stick with pinks. Okay, maybe that part was me, because I LOVE pink!

Pink Balloon

We pulled out all the Stampin' Up! pinks and settled on these three; Melon Mambo, Strawberry Slush, and Pink Pirouette. We added interest with the Washi Tape from the Gingham Garden collection. Morgan came up with the idea to make the Washi balloon, and I love the way it turned out! I laid down the Washi tape on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock, aligning the pattern, and then punched it out with my circle punch. For the 'tie' I punched out a foot from the Owl Builder punch.

Stampin' Supplies:

  • Stamp Set: Sweet Essentials

  • Paper:

    • Very Vanilla card stock - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

    • Melon Mambo, Strawberry Slush, and Pink Pirouette card stock - 1 1/4" x 3 3/4"



  • Ink: Melon Mambo

  • Tools and Accessories:

    • 1 3/4" circle punch

    • Owl Builder Punch

    • Baker's Twine, Whisper White

    • Stampin' Dimensionals




It’s my pleasure to help you with your paper crafting projects, offer tips, suggestions, and answer product questions. Contact me anytime with questions or with help in placing an order.

Smiles,


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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Banner Punch Awesomeness

I am loving the new banner punch from the Sale-a-Bration catalog! Banners add fun to any card or project. I made this banner card for the new SUO Challenge, Banner Fun. Make a banner of any sort, and come join us for the challenge!

I really love how this card turned out. It's so bright and cheery and it could work for so many different occasions. I created the cloudy background using the frosting from the Cupcake Builder punch, and sponging around parts of it with Marina Mist ink. The rest was easy peasy!

Banner Card

 

Stampin' Supplies:

  • Stamps: Express Yourself (hostess set)

  • Paper:

    • Natural Composition Specialty - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

    • Marina Mist card stock - 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"

    • Whisper White card stock - 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" (cut into 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" pieces)

    • Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, and Rich Razzleberry card stock.



  • Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Marina Mist

  • Tools:

    • Cupcake Builder Punch (the frosting is used the make the cloudy background)

    • Banner Punch (from the Sale-a-Bration catalog)

    • Linen Thread

    • Sponge Dauber

    • Stampin' Dimensionals




 

It’s my pleasure to help you with your paper crafting projects, offer tips, suggestions, and answer product questions. Contact me anytime with questions or with help in placing an order.

Smiles,

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

SUO Challenge #90

There is a new challenge, starting today, at SUO Challenges. The theme name is Punch Parade. You must pop over and check out all the design team's cards, OH MY!

I love my punches, but I'm not one to think out of the box, as one might say, when it comes to using them. I created a card in a box, last week, for Pink Paper Bakery, and I had such a great time doing it, I thought I'd use that concept again with SUO Challenges punch theme.

After browsing Google Images for a little while, I came up with the idea to CASE a few animals, and put them together for my card in a box. I got the card in a box instructions from Stamping T's Youtube video. I love that this project folds flat to go inside an envelope! This makes a 4 1/4" x 6" card, which is oversized for the normal A2 cards I make. I will be making a custom sized envelope for this with my Envelope Punch Board. I could have shrunk the project down, but I think it needs the extra height.

punch art

Punches for the Lion (Chocolate Chip and So Saffron CS):

  • 1 3/4" scallop circle, punched once, then rotate and punch again.

  • 1/2" and 1 1/4" circles

  • Petite Petals punch (ears)

  • Owl Builder punch (eyes)

  • 1/8" hole punch (nose)


Punches for the Tiger (Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, and Black CS):

  • 1/2", and 1 3/8" circle punches

  • Itty Bitty punch pack circle for inner ear

  • 1" circle for stripes

  • Pennant Builder punch for nose (corners rounded by hand)


Punches for the Bear (Early Espresso, and Crumb Cake)

  • 1/4" hole punch, and 1/2" circle punch for the ears

  • 1/2" circle hands (clipped a side off)

  • 1 3/8" circle punch

  • Large oval punch (trimmed down; would have liked to use the retired small oval)

  • Owl Builder for the heart nose and eyes


 

The "Oh my!" sentiment was created with the Oh Goodie stamp set and my Stamp-a-ma-jig. The exclamation point was hand drawn with my Stampin' Write marker.

 

It’s my pleasure to help you with your paper crafting projects, offer tips, suggestions, and answer product questions. Contact me anytime with questions or with help in placing an order.

Smiles,

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

One Layer Happy Watercolor

One layer cards is the new challenge, this week, at SUO Challenges. I love the challenge of a one layer card! Normally I like to add embellishments and a few layers, so a one layer card for me is truly challenging. I tried to add depth to this card using color.

Watercolor thankyou 1


I started by stamping the flower with StazOn ink onto Naturals White card stock. I created a mask with a Post-it Note, by tearing a rectangle out of the center. (It's not really necessary to create the rectangle mask, but I didn't like the little knobby part of the image repeating itself.) I made another mask of the flower. I stamped the watercolor image with Coastal Cabana several times inside the mask. After removing the mask, I stamped the dotted image along the left side, also in Coastal Cabana.



photo 3

I colored in the flower with Tangerine Tango and my Aquapainter, and the flower stem and center with a Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write marker. With this being a one layer card, I wanted to add a little dimension using color. I used a Blender Pen and my Smoky Slate ink pad to add a little shadow to the flower and stem. Then I used my White Chalk marker to add some highlights.

Watercolor thankyou 2


Stampin' Supplies:





  • Stamp Set: Happy Watercolor

  • Paper: Naturals White card stock - 4 1/4" x 11"

  • Ink:

    • Tangerine Tango, Coastal Cabana, and Smoky Slate Classic ink

    • StazOn Jet Black

    • Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write marker




 

 

It’s my pleasure to help you with your paper crafting projects, offer tips, suggestions, and answer product questions. Contact me anytime with questions or with help in placing an order.

Smiles,

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

New Stampin' Toys!

There is a new challenge over at SUO Challenges, to use your new Stampin Up supplies on a card or project. I used items from the new Mini Occasions catalog, and the upcoming Sale-A-Bration catalog on my design team card. I love my new toys!

Some of my inspiration for this card was from a card made by Sera over at Pink Paper Bakery (which she borrowed from Paula Knall). I love that we stampers share the love! I really liked the little hand drawn string. Super easy to do if you use a circle template as a guide. Then just free hand the little bows!

Banner Blast Stampin Up 1

 

Stampin' Supplies:

  • Stamps:

    • Banner Blast (Available Jan 28-March 31, 2014 for FREE with a qualifying order)

    • Perfect Pennants



  • Paper:

    • Coastal Cabana card stock - 5 1/2" X 8 1/2"

    • Very Vanilla card stock - 2 1/2" x 4 3/4"

    • Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper - 3  3/4" x 4 1/4"



  • Ink: So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, and Coastal Cabana

  • Tools and Accessories:

    • Banner Punch (Available Jan 28-March 31, 2014 for FREE with a qualifying order)

    • 1/2" circle punch

    • Rhinestone Basic Jewels

    • Stampin' Dimensionals




 

 

It’s my pleasure to help you with your paper crafting projects, offer tips, suggestions, and answer product questions. Contact me anytime with questions or with help in placing an order.

Smiles,


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