Friday, November 28, 2008
I wanted to show you the latest Christmas decoration that I've made with my Country Living Holiday Collections Stampin' Kit. I wanted to make something that wasn't just a Christmas tree ornament.
I used the biggest circle sizes for this decoration. I also put glitter all over the two red circles, the blue star, and the center to the center of the little green poinsettia-shaped ornament on the bottom. I even put glitter on the edges of the "Holiday" piece. I also put little rhinestone brads into 4 of the green poinsettia points and a larger one in the middle of the stamped snowflake on the top.
Everything that was used to make this came in kit. I did poke the holes with my Crop-A-Dile, but you can use a nail if you don't own the Crop-A-Dile. I also used my Scallop Circle punch and 3/4" Circle Punch. Those were the only things I used that didn't come with the kit, but it can still be made without them. I hope you like it! It looks really good on my wall. Remember, this kit is only available until December 31!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Remember, these bundles are only available until they run out or until December 1. Whichever comes first. So hurry to place your order. Either ORDER ONLINE (Click "Shop Now" once you're at my website - upper right corner) or e-mail me. Ordering online will be quicker for you, and will give you a better chance of getting your bundles before they're gone!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
This card was made by one of my uplines, Cheri Stojkovich. This shows what you can do with the negative part of the cardstock after cutting out the Top Note die-cut. If you cut your cardstock to 4-1/4" x 5-1/2", you will have a perfect frame for a cardfront after cutting out your die. I love how she used glitter on the trees and roof, and how she sponged Whisper White Craft ink across the Old Olive and Basic Black cardstock.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Supplies: Mr. Twigster (Mini) Set; Bashful Blue, Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, & Whisper White cardstock; Frosty Day Designer Series Paper (Mini); Basic Black Craft Pad; Bashful Blue & Tangerine Tango Classic Pads; Blender Pens, Scallop Edge Punch, Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Heat Tool, Iridescent Ice Emboss Powder
Thursday, November 20, 2008
This one is a beautiful Thanksgiving card made by Amy Billingsley. I love how she used the Top Note Die on the left side of the card. Yet another look using this die! I also love how a wheel is the focal point of this card. I tend to use my wheels as a secondary element of a project, and forget that I can use them as the focal point! I just plain love this card!
Supplies: Fall Harvest Wheel & Happy Blessings (Mini) Sets; More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, & Naturals Ivory cardstock; Autumn Vine Designer Paper (Mini); Basic Brown & More Mustard Classic Pad; Earth Elements Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Aqua Painter, S.A. Handle, Wide Oval Punch, Stamping Sponges, More Mustard 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Vintage Brads, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, & Top Note Bigz Die.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
I got these two cards at a training night I went to back in September. One of my uplines, Tami Waddell, came to Indiana to lead a training day for us. She's from California, so we're always happy when she comes to town. She always brings us great stuff to learn!
The card on the left was made by one of my demonstrator/swap friends, Shirley Brown. She always makes beautiful cards! She's been in my swap group a little over a year now, and I'm so glad she joined us! I love how she made flowers with the Scallop Circle Punch. After punching out the scallop circle, she cut slits in-between each scallop to make the petals, making sure not to cut too much so the petals don't get cut off. Then, she sponged Riding Hood Red ink onto them for texture. The flower centers are circles punched from Bella Rose paper. I also loved how she made the leaves. She used an oval punch. After punching out, she folded them in half long ways and ran them through her paper crimper. Then she unfolded them and had great leaves!
The card on the right was one of the many cards we were able to make at the training event. I love the Inspired By Nature set! I've wanted it ever since I saw it. I can't wait to get it! We did one thing I've never done before. We used sponge daubers to ink up the flowers and leaves. You just put ink on the sponge dauber and dab onto the stamp. I brushed mine a little too much, as you can see by the lines in the flower image. The trick is to dab it on and not brush it across. I still think it turned out great!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Supplies: Ginormous Flowers & Big Deal Alphabet Sets; Old Olive, Real Red, & Whisper White cardstock; Soft Subtles Textured 12" x 12" cardstock (Bashful Blue); Real Red, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, & Old Olive Classic ink pads; Blooms Die-Cuts, Soft Subtles Brads, Coluzzle Starter Kit, & Stampin' Dimensionals.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
There will be a total of 20 cards (4 of each design) made for only $30. Envelopes are included. If you would like to attend, please let me know by Wednesday, November 19.
Left Card: Season of Friendship (Mini) & Many Merry Messages Sets; Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, & Kraft cardstock; Chocolate Chip & Bravo Burgundy Classic Ink Pads; Whisper White Craft Ink Pad; Heat Tool, White Emboss Powder, Ticket Corner Punch, & Gold Brads.
Right Card: Season of Joy Set; Old Olive, Real Red, & Whisper White cardstock; Ski Slope Designer Series Paper (Mini); Old Olive & Real Red Classic Ink Pads; Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain RibbonSupplies: Snow Swirled & Heard from the Heart Sets; Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, & Naturals White cardstock; Baja Breeze & Pacific Point Classic Ink Pads; VersaMark Ink Pad; Heat Tool, White Emboss Powder, Silver Elastic Cord (Mini), 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1/16" Hand-Held Circle Punch, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (Mini), & Top Note Bigz Die (Mini)
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I love how these cards turned out. I saw someone else on Splitcoaststampers (SCS) use the Pick a Petal set to make Christmas candles, and I just had to try it! I love being able to make Christmas cards with sets that aren't actually Christmas stamp sets. I also saw the Lovely As a Tree card on SCS, and loved using non-traditional browns with it.
Candle Card: Pick a Petal and Holidays &Wishes sets; Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, & Whisper White cardstock; Bella Rose Designer Series Paper, Apricot Appeal & Riding Hood Red Classic Ink Pads; Chocolate Chip & Creamy Caramel Stampin' Write Markers; & Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon
Tree Card: Lovely As A Tree & Best Yet (Level One Hostess Set) sets; Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, & Very Vanilla cardstock, Chocolate Chip Classic Ink Pad; Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon, Large Oval Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, & Stamping Sponges.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Supplies: Home for Christmas Set; Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Riding Hood Red, & Whisper White cardstock; VersaMark Ink Pad; Gold Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stamping Pastels, Baja Breeze 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
Friday, November 7, 2008
It's very hard to see in the picture, but the card on the right has a star on the top, left corner of the navy piece that is heat embossed with gold emboss powder. Looks so much better in real life.
Both Cards: Season of Simple Grace Set; Riding Hood Red, Night of Navy, Always Artichoke, & Confetti White cardstock; Always Artichoke & Night of Navy Classic Ink Pads
Left Card: Riding Hood Red & Summer Sun Classic Ink Pads; Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Top Note Bigz Die, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon
Right Card: VersaMark Ink Pad; Heat Tool; Gold Emboss Powder, Embossing Buddy, Night of Navy 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Gold Elastic Cord, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Stamping Sponges & Stampin' Dimensionals
Thursday, November 6, 2008
I love this picture. We went to Pigeon Forge last July, and went through Caves Cove in Smokey Mountain National Park. This is one of the houses that was left behind by the people that lived there. They had to leave after they had to sell their property to the National Park Association back in the 1930s & 40s. They actually started tearing down the homes & churches when they obtained the land, but then finally realized that these homes really should stay for the history of the cove. I'm glad they stopped before they were all gone! We really had a lot of fun going through the few homes & churches that were left.
Supplies: Organic Grace Set (Level One Hostess Set); Always Artichoke, More Mustard, & Not Quite Navy cardstock; Not Quite Navy & More Mustard Classic Ink Pads; VersaMark Ink Pad; Heat Tool, Gold Emboss Powder, Embossing Buddy, Scallop Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, & Paper Snips
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Today, I'm posting a 12" x 12" page that I'll be offering for a small fee at an event I'm attending at Camp Camby this Saturday. There is a large group of ladies that will be there scrapbooking all day, and I have an allotted 2 hours to share about Stampin' Up!. It's a fundraiser that a local Girls' Scout troupe is having. This is the first time I've done something like this, so I'm very excited! They wanted me to offer a free project, too, so I'll have a little 6"x6" page for them to make. I'll try to post that tomorrow.
Supplies: Ginormous Flowers & ABC Alphabet Lower Sets; Kraft, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, and Naturals White cardstock; Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, & Baja Breeze Classic Ink Pads; Large Star & Spiral Punches; Stamping Sponges.
Monday, November 3, 2008
This kit really has it all! I love that the paper is die-cut to fit the chipboard ornaments. That's right, no cutting! For just $49.95, you get:
Four 12" x 12" sheets of die-cut chipboard
Eight 12" x 12" sheets of die-cut Designer Series paper (2 ea. of 4 double-sided designs)
Four 12" x 12" sheets of Designer Series paper (2 ea. of 2 double-sided designs)
Two 12" x 12" sheets of Whisper White card stock
25 yds. Silver Metallic cord
10 yds. 3/8" Whisper White taffeta ribbon
Pretties Kit brads (20)
Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (1/2 oz.)
Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive
Riding Hood Red Classic Stampin' Spot
Old Olive Craft Stampin' Spot
Uninked Stampin' Spot
Whisper White Craft Ink refill
As you can see, it comes with the ink, glue, and glitter needed to make these projects. You even get an ink refill! If you would like to get this wonderful Christmas kit, just click HERE, and then click "Shop Now" to order online. If you would rather have me order it for you, you can comment here and leave your e-mail address, or you can e-mail me directly.
The Holiday Collection stamp set is pictured above, along with the ornaments and paper below. If you would like to see a larger image, just click on the picture.