Saturday, September 25, 2010

Holiday Series--Stamping 411 Challenge

I guess it's time to start gearing up to holiday stamping so here is the first of several posts using the Bells and Boughs stamp sets from the Holiday Mini Catalog along with the beautiful Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper. I was inspired by the Stamping 411 Weekly Design. I wanted to achieve a "vintage look" for this card so I colored the pearls with the cherry cobbler marker. Of course, the color doesn't adhere in a uniform way and looks somewhat peeled off like an antique bead would look.

My color combination for this card was Almost Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake along with a little Very Vanilla. I love the new Chantilly Crochet Trim. It gives it such an antique look.

Enjoy the sample and your weekend.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Scallop Punch Flower

I saw the idea for this card somewhere online, and I want to thank whoever was my inspiration. I wish I had written it down. Anyway, I used my 1 3/4" and 2 3/8" scallop circle punch then cut between the scallops to get the petal effect.

With summer winding down in Minnesota, I then decided to change the color scheme for a more fall look. Enjoy!

Stamp Set: Perfect Punches
Card Stock: Card 1--Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Delightful Daffodil, Pacific Point; Card 2--Very Vanilla, Delightful Daffodil, Tangerine Tango, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke
Ink: Card 1--Delightful Daffodil and Pacific Point Markers; Card 2--Delightful Daffodil Marker
Other: Polka Dot Embossing Folder and Scallop Oval Punch; Card 1--Pacific Point Corduroy Brad (retired), Melon Mambo Polka Dot Ribbon (retired); Card 2--Chocolate Chip Corduroy Brad (retired), Chocolate Chip 5/8" grosgrain(retired)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Take Note

I have been really busy the past few weeks getting back into the swing of teaching, adjusting to the early morning start time, and getting ready for my very first craft show. I have been making these altered composition books and thought I would share them with you today.

I used the Greenhouse Gala Designer Series paper and cut two pieces at 6" x 10" and one piece of coordinating card stock at 4" x 10". I used lots of monoadhesive and attached the DSP to the edge of notebook and then added the card stock. I did trim the edges a bit and added a ribbon. The coordinating pens are filled with DSP as well.

I'll be sharing a few other projects as I get them completed. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Friends Never Fade Meets Perfect Punches

I am really liking the color combination in the card. Cajun Craze was not my favorite color but when you get the right colors to use with it, it really works well. The Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper has such a wide variety of colors and patterns, it can be used so many different ways, and the Friends Never Fade stamp set is one of my favorites.

Stamp Set: Friends Never Fade, Perfect Punches
Card Stock: Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake Whisper White
Ink: Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake and Marina Mist Markers
Other: Wide Oval Punch, Marina Mist 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Holiday Mini Catalog

Could Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas be right around the corner? The new Holiday Mini released today has a wonderful supply of stamp sets, papers, embellishments, etc. to help you get ready! Grab a cup of coffee or glass of ice tea and enjoy a walk through the Holiday Mini. I'll be posting samples from the catalog over the next few weeks. Enjoy!

Thoughts and Prayers

Every six to eight weeks, I hold a 10-10-10 Card Workshop at my home. This involves up to 10 stampers, making 10 all-occasion cards that take about 10 minutes each to make. This is one of the cards we made, and I'll be posting the rest of the cards over the next few days. If you live in the Minneapolis area and would like to join me for the next 10-10-10 Workshop, just email me by clicking on the link to the right.

This card design was inspired by the Stamping 411 challenge last week. I made the card but never got it posted. Oh well, I'm back to work after a great summer and sometimes the day just gets by me before I get everything done on my list. Anyway, enjoy the sample and your week.

Stamp Set: Thoughts and Prayers
Card Stock: Garden Green, Very Vanilla, Early Expresso, Crumb Cake
Markers: Early Expresso, Crumb Cake, Garden Green
Other: Woodland Walk designer series paper, Medium Scallop Die, White Gel Pen, Circle Scissors Cutter