Friday, December 15, 2006
My Stampin' Up demonstrator Belinda taught these cards at our last club meeting. I loved them so much I bought the cardstock to make my own for one of the designs for my Christmas Cards, It is shiny in real life. I used Shimmery Cardstock (and matching envelopes). this is the masking technique. Ink colors are sponged Lovely Lilacm and the snowflakes and sentiment are done with Elegant Eggplant. Ribbons are wide Organdy and then silver cording tied to it to finish it off.
I love the new A Merry Little Christmas Set that was in the 2006 Holiday Mini. I have been looking for a good Santa set because I have a good friend who loves Santa Claus. I want to make her a card every year but I have never had a good Santa set to use to make her a card that fits her. So when I saw this set I fell in love and had to get it. Both of these cards were done using this set. The cardstock is non-SU, bought it at Hobby Lobby so I don't know the maker. It is textured. Anyhow, I distressed the edges of the image peices, the green and the burgundy using the side of my scissors. I paper pierced the images (although you can't see that in the scan) and watercolored the images using watercolor pencils and a brush. I used Staz-On jet black ink so that the black wouldn't run. I added an antique looking brad and some Hunter Green Grosgrain ribbon to finish it off. I got the ribbon from the ribbon share with Jody. (Thanks Jody!)
Monday, December 04, 2006
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Saturday, November 25, 2006
I found create your own photo snowglobes at WalMart for I think like $2 the other day. So I picked up a couple. They are really easy. You just pop the bottom out, use their sample photo as a template for how big you need to cut you cardstock and then you stamp away! I printed the words Christmas 2006 in red on my printer before cutting the cardstock to size. I sure hope she likes this. I love it! I am thinking of going to get some more because they were just that easy. I also stamped some candles and covered some popcorn (her favorite treat) to go in the pacakge. For details on how to stamp on Candles you can either check out the resources page on Splitcoast Stampers.
Friday, November 24, 2006
Jacob is leaving tonight at 11:30 for training and so I plan to spend the day tomorrow stamping. Check back soon for updated work.
Sunday, November 12, 2006
I got some more stamping done today. Jacob watched the kids (did I mention we have two foster kids? I know some of you know, but I don't think I ever mentioned it on the blog) Anyhow I got to do some more VSN challenges. This is a buckle card. I had never done one before.
This was for the New Years Challenge. I had these stickers from Creative Memories so I used them. The background on this card and the buckle card are done with the Shaving Cream Tech.
This is for the Mail Carrier Challenge. I made a card for my mail man. He is awesome! When I broke my foot he brought my mail to me so I wouldn't have to walk out to get it. I used the Christmas Thyme Designer Papers from Stampin Up on this card. And I used ribbon I got from from Favorite Grandma (from Splitcoast)
This is for the Glitter Window Challenge. I have never done a glitter Window card before. Too fun!
This one is for the Give Thanks Challenge.
I just love how all these cards turned out. If you would like details on how I created them, check out my Splitcoast Gallery at www.splitcoaststampers.com/go/scrown8301
Saturday, November 11, 2006
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Friday, November 03, 2006
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Monday, October 16, 2006
Saturday, October 14, 2006
So I got to stamp tonight. I stamped some stuff for my secret sister for VSBN (Virtual Scrapbooking Night) on Splitcoast. She and I are both hostesses. This is for her "reveal package" letting her know who I am. I have sent her several cards throughout the last few weeks. So this is kind of the end of it all. Anyhow, Jacob is doing staff duty tonight (24 hour duty) so I finally decided what better way to spend my alone time then stamp. :o) I got a great package today from Christine P from Splitcoast. In it she sent me a template for making pouches and one for making boxes to put cards in. So this is a pic of the card I made her, the box that has blank cards and envelopes in it, and the pouch that I will put candy in. She likes pink and brown so that is why the colors I used were chosen. (trust me, it's brown even thought it looks black in the picture.)
This is one of the cards and matching envelopes that are in the box I made. There are 8 cards in all.
I found these blank frames by EK Success at Walmart the other day for $2 or so. Might have been less, I don't remember. Anyhow, I thought it would be fun to stamp on it to add to the package. I had to use craft inks and I only have the Rich Regals colors from Stampin Up! in craft inks so I went with So Saffron and Regal Rose. I love the way it turned out!
So anyhow, that was my night of stamping. :o)