Monday, April 20, 2009
Orders placed that evening will be combined and a "mystery hostess" will be selected from those placing orders. It's a great chance for you to earn some FREE items and have a fun evening out.
Please RSVP ( 727-232-1557 or via email) to let me know you will be stopping by so I can be sure to have enough make-and-take projects available.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Anyway...this is the card sample I sent to the swappers in the last round. It uses the new stamp set Very Versatile from the Occasions Mini catalog (pg. 5). I can see so many possibilities with this stamp set. The sentiment sayings that come with it are perfect and give such a wide selection. This set could be used for just about any occasion.
I colored with my Stampin' Write Markers directly onto the rubber of the stamp, huffed on it (this always sounds so wrong to me), and stamped it directly onto a piece of whisper white card stock. The edges were then sponged with chocolate chip ink before layering onto summer sun card stock and chocolate chip card stock. The base of the card is summer sun followed by a layer of chocolate chip and a layer of Good Morning Sunshine DSP. I used the eyelet border punch to punch a strip of chocolate chip before adding that to the card base under the image panel. I used the mat pack and paper piercer tool to add some decoration to the corners of the card base. The sentiment was stamped in chocolate chip ink under the image panel and a piece of Apricot Appeal was tied in a single knot and attached with a mini glue dot.
I was so happy with how this card turned out and am looking forward to making even more with this set.
Stamp set: Very Versatile
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Stampin' Write Markers
Card stock: Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip, WW, Good Morning Sunshine DSP
Other: Mat pack and paper piercer, Eyelet border punch, 1/4" Apricot Appeal Grosgrain Ribbon, sponges
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
I added some doodle dots with my white gel pen to give it more depth and also used several of the floral stamps from this set to create this card. Once again the card uses 2 colors of card stock and ink, and one embellishment.
Stamp set: Garden Greetings
Ink: Whisper White Craft, Pacific Point
Card stock: Pacific Point, WW
Other: Scallop Border Punch, 5/8" Pacific Point Grosgrain Ribbon, White Gel Pen
Monday, April 6, 2009
The colors on this card are once again Chocolate Chip, WW and Baja Breeze. To give more interest to the image panel I used my mat pack and paper piercer to give some definition. I love the way it ties in to the holes in the scallops made by the eyelet border punch.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
I used Riding Hood Red and Whisper White for this card. To add more interest in the background I chose to add some white doodle dots with my gel pen. I think it gives the card a more completed look.
Stamp set: Fifth Avenue Floral, Congrats
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White Craft Ink
Card stock: Riding Hood Red, WW
Other: 5/8" Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, White Gel Pen
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Sometimes while stamping we forget that less is more and that some of the most elegant cards are the simple ones. This is the case of today's card. I am one who loves to make quick and easy cards to have on hand and give out. With the style of today's card you can whip out a ton of these cards in a short time. There are only 2 colors of card stock, one color of ink and one embellishment. That's it! Easy- easy- easy!
I stamped one of the floral images from the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set (I am telling you this set is a must have this year!!!) in white craft ink randomly across my layer of Pacific Point card stock. I let the ink dry a bit before adding the white centers of the flower with my gel pen. This made the flowers "pop" more of the dark background. I used the scallop edge punch on the base of the piece of pacific point card stock, added some ribbon, stamped my sentiment on the card base and I was done!
Stamp set: Fifth Avenue Floral
Ink: Whisper White Craft Ink, Pacific Point
Card stock: Pacific Point, WW
Other: Scallop Edge Border Punch, 5/8" Pacific Point Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, White Gel Pen
Friday, April 3, 2009
The colors of today's card are Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White. I once again used the stamp set Thoughts & Prayers for this card. This set is a very useful one. Sympathy cards are always a hard one to make, but with this set you really can't go wrong. The sentiments that come along with it are all heartfelt and are something you would write yourself.
To accent the colors of the card more I decided to add one of the new Corduroy buttons to the lower left side of the image panel. I love the feel and texture of these too - in the other colors.
Stamp set: Thoughts & Prayers
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Card stock: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, WW, Parisian Breeze Specialty Paper
Other: Chocolate Chip Corduroy Buttons
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Hi Stampers! I finally had a chance to sit down and play a little with some of my Sale-a-Bration goodies that I got FREE! Sale-a-Bration ended on Tuesday, but have no fear- it will be back again next year. While trying to organize my card stash I realized that I really was in need of a few types of cards. I found I didn't really have many "Get Well", "Sympathy" or "Masculine" type cards so I set off on my journey to try to rectify this situation. Here is what I came up with for a "Get Well" card.
The Card base is done in Sahara Sand with a layer of the Delicate Dots (SAB Patterned Paper). I used my new eyelet border punch to add a layer of white with some of the Certain Celery Ribbon (also from SAB) wrapped around. The main image is stamped in Certain Celery and the sentiment is stamped in Sahara Sand. All edges of the main panel are also sponged with Sahara Sand.
This was a quick and easy card to get me back on track again.
Stamp set: Thoughts & Prayers
Ink: Certain Celery, Sahara Sand
Card stock: Certain Celery, Sahara Sand, WW, Delicate Dots DSP (SAB)
Other: Eyelet Border Punch, Certain Celery Ribbon (SAB), sponges