I hope you're all having a wonderful Memorial Day. Today, I'm sharing a couple cards that another one of my stampin' sisters made. Mandy H. made these great cards. She used the Fourth of July set on the top card and the Red, White & Blue jumbo wheel on the bottom one. They're both on p. 28 in the Summer Mini. I love this set and wheel. I'll be getting both of them soon, and I can't wait to play with them. Mandy also has a great blog, and you can see it HERE.
Monday, May 31, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
I stamped the flowers in Rose Red ink, and then I brushed a wet aqua painter across the stamped flowers and leaves. Rose Red Classic ink isn't waterproof, so it bleeds a little when it is dampened. This makes the flowers look like they've been painted with a very pale shade of pink. I also used the sketch, SC276, from SCS (Splitcoaststampers).
Stamps: Elements of Style (Mini)
Ink: Pink Pirouette (coming back July 1) & Rose Red
Paper: Rose Red, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, & Naturals White card stock
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch (coming back July 1), SU! Square Lattice Impressions Folder (Mini), Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Vintage Brads, Pretty in Pink 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, 1-1/4" & 1" Circle Punches, & Stampin' Dimensionals
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
The card below is the one I made for our shoebox swap. I came up with the card, and supplied everyone with the supplies needed to make the card. Once again, I used the Black Magic technique. There is a link to a technique video another demonstrator made in YESTERDAY'S POST. I used only one color on each flower and stem. The video says to use 2 or 3 shades. I think it looks great with just one color for this stamp set. I also used a Clean and Simple sketch from SCS. It's CAS39.
Ink: Whisper White Craft Ink Pad, Basic Black Classic Ink Pad
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Stamps: Kind & Caring Thoughts (Level 3 Hostess Set)
Ink: Brocade Blue Classic Pad; Whisper White Craft Pad
Paper: Garden Green, Crushed Curry, Brocade Blue, Basic Black, & Whisper White card stock
Accessories: uni-ball Signo gel pen, Watercolor Pencils, Wide Oval Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Heat Tool, & Crushed Curry Polka-Dot ribbon
Friday, May 21, 2010
Stamps: King of the Grill (Mini)
Ink: Jet Black Stazon ink pad; Watercolor Wonder Crayons
Paper: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, & So Saffron card stock; Watercolor Paper
Accessories: Aqua Painters, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, SU! Square Lattice Impressions Folder, & Old Olive Striped ribbon
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Stamps: A Little Bit of Magic (Mini) & Tiny Tags (Occasions Mini-still available)
Ink: Basic Black Class ink pad; Various Stampin' Write Markers
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, & Very Vanilla card stock
Accessories: Fine Cosmo Glitter, Bitty Buttons (Mini), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (Mini), Jewelry Tag Punch, Photo Corner Punch, Uni-ball Signo White Gel Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, SU! Square Lattice Impressions Folder.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Stamps: Sweet Scoops (Mini)
Ink: Melon Mambo, Soft Suede, & More Mustard Classic ink pads
Paper: Melon Mambo, Soft Suede, & Whisper White card stock; Melon Mambo Patterns DSP
Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, SU! Finial Press Impressions Folder, Melon Mambo Polka-Dot ribbon, & Stampin' Dimensionals
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Stamps: Bouquet Bunch (Mini)
Ink: Basic Black and Soft Suede Classic Pads; So Saffron, Rose Red, Pixie Pink, Garden Green, Always Artichoke, & Mellow Moss Stampin' Write Markers
Paper: Whisper White card stock and Sweet Pea DSP Pack (no longer available)
Accessories: Tag Corner Punch, Paper Snips, and Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
Monday, May 17, 2010
Since I have graduation on my mind, I thought I'd share one of the cards I received using the Go, Graduate set from the Summer Mini (p. 24). It was made by Mel Kulig. I've got this set, and I'm going to be using this set to make my daughter's Graduation Open House invitations. I'll post it as soon as I get it done.
Stamps: Go Graduate & Elements of Style (both from mini)
Ink: Basic Black, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, & Creamy Caramel
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, & Certainly Celery
Accessories: Medium Jewelry Tag Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Linen Thread, & Very Vanilla Taffeta ribbon
Friday, May 14, 2010
I made the flowers on the 2nd page of the layout by stamping a circle and then punching it out with the coordinating circle punch. I stamped the circles using the same color of ink as the card stock. I used the 1" circle punch on the flower petals, and the 1-1/4" circle punch on the flower center.
Ink: Only Orange, Taken With Teal, Crushed Curry, & Pink Passion Classic ink pads
Paper: Pink Passion, Only Orange, Taken with Teal, Crushed Curry, & Whisper White card stock
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, 1" & 1-1/4" Circle Punches, and 3/16" Corner Rounder Punch
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Stamps: Greenhouse Garden
Ink: Cameo Coral, Ruby Red, Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, Certainly Celery, and Old Olive Classic Ink Pads
Paper: Apricot Appeal, Almost Amethyst, Cameo Coral, Lovely Lilac, Certainly Celery, and Naturals White card stock
Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, SU! Island Floral Bigz Die (mini), SU! Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (mini), Go Go Boots Alphabet Medium Sizzlits Dies, & Ice Circle Rhinestone Brads
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
The card stock is the hardest hit for the retiring colors. There are a few colors that are already out in the regular smooth card stock, so Stampin' Up! will be sending the card stock ordered in these colors in the textured card stock...at no extra cost! So, the card stock has had to be changed to while supplies last a little earlier than expected. Using the textured card stock, Stampin' Up! is hoping that they'll have enough card stock to make it through May as planned, but there may be a rare case where a color of card stock may disappear completely before May 31.
So, if you're wanting to stock up on some retiring card stock, you'll want to hurry! Place your ORDER ONLINE today! To see the retiring colors, click the link in the left column of this blog.
Monday, May 10, 2010
The card I made my mom is below. I was so happy when she said she loved it. I had seen a lot of people use the Two-Step Bird punch from the last Occasions mini to make tulips, and wanted to do the same thing on my mom's card. The wing of the bird is used to make the tulips, and the branch is used for the stems and leaves. I did cut the leaves off of the branch, and then put them where I wanted them. I used the Ornament punch from the past Holiday Mini to make the vase. Both of these punches are not in a catalog right now, but they are still available to purchase.
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Rich Razzleberry Classic ink pad
Paper: Orchid Opulence, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Pretty In Pink & Naturals White card stock; Cottage Wall DSP
Accessories: Scallop Border Punch, Extra Large Two-Step Bird Punch, Ornament Punch, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, & Stampin' Dimensionals
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
I'm going to post the first five two-page layouts today, and I'll post the last five tomorrow. This is the album that I first planned out on My Digital Studio, and that made the making of this "traditional" album very quick and easy for me. I did make a few changes...added a little stamping and added a couple punched hearts, but that's it.
I am offering this album as my National Scrapbooking Month class. I'm offering it two different evenings...Friday, May 14 and Tuesday, Mary 18. It will be 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. both evenings. The fee for this camp is $35. Deadline to sign-up is early. In order to attend, I must know by this Wednesday, May 5. To find out more about this class, please CLICK HERE.