Thursday, February 26, 2009

Simply Scrappin'

In a little over a week I will be vending at an all day crop. I am pretty excited about it. I decided that I would create some scrapbook pages that I would have available as samples as well as for purchase. I laid some of my Christmas photos on top of a couple of the pages in order to show the full effect. I chose some papers from a couple of retired simply scrappin' kits that I've been holding onto. I hope people like them. Worst case scenario, I'll have more pages completed for my own personal scrapbooks. It's a win, win situation however it turns out.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

More Weekend Stamping

I am sharing more cards from this past weekend. I had so much fun laughing and talking on Friday with my friends. I love it when we get an opportunity to get together and stamp. I am sure they enjoy it even more since they just have to show up:-) I do all the work and it really is worth it every moment of it. Here is the card that many of my stamper friends chose as their favorite of the night. It's one of the cards where I labored over what else I should add to the card to make it more complete. They felt it was fine just as is. There was very little stamping needed for this card. It mainly called for patterned paper, ribbon and that was it. I think they liked it most because it was easy to stamp. They aren't fans of ribbon tying so this technique of wrapping the ribbon around the card worked well for them. I just like the colors.

Card Recipe:
Stamp set: Fresh Cuts
Cardstock: Close To Cocoa, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, and candy Lane designer series paper
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Ribbon

Here is another card from my weekend stamping event. This card was one of my favorite cards of the bunch. It just came together so easily. I started out stamping the image and then thinking...hmmm I wonder how it would look if I stamped it again, slightly to the left in a darker color. A shadow emerged and I fell in love. I usually have a hard time finding colors that can be male and female, so I love it when I can find a color that works well for both. I think the hemp twine also helps to give it a little bit of a tough look.

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set: Upsy Daisy
Cardstock: Kraft, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point
Accessories: Hemp Twine

If you like these cards and would like me to plan a party for you and your friends email me and we can set one up. These are so much fun I forget that I am really "working!"

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

A Bit of Patterned Paper

I was watching Kristina Werner's Make A Card Monday where she used a piece of patterned paper to replace a portion of the bottom half of a card. She folded a piece of 5-1/2 X 8-1/2 cardstock as you would for a normal card. Then she cut 2" off of the bottom of the card on one side and adhered patterned paper in its' place. I liked how hers turned out so much that I decided to try it on a card. This is what I came up with for a recent stamping get together/workshop for a friend of mine from work. We stamped 5 cards. I'll share some today and the rest during this week. I used my handy dandy blender pen for the coloring and some Crystal effects. I love what Crystal Effects does for a card!

Card Recipe:
Stamp set: Hand Drawn Bundle
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Whisper White, and Hand Drawn Designer Series Paper
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive (with a blender pen)
Accessories: Ribbon

This next card was cased from my fabulous upline, Jacki. Isn't she creative? I finally got and used my Big Shot and yes I live this machine! The ladies really liked this card. It is a super easy card to stamp and has an elegant look to it. I gave this card to my sister for her birthday. I left it at he house so I wasn't there when she opened it. I am sure I will hear from her soon. This card was the last one I came up with to prepare for my class. I thought I had the patterned paper I needed and at the last minute I realized I didn't. I was on my way to the workshop but stopped by my friend's house, who was also going. I showed her the last card I was cutting for and she said, "I have something that will work for that," so the patterned paper is compliments of my friend, Sam. So, I have two thank you's for this card. Jacki, for the idea and Sam for the paper:-)

Card Recipe:
Stamp set: Baroque Motifs and Warmest Regards
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Certainly Celery, and Certainly Celery Patterned Paper
Ink: Pink Pirouette, and Certainly Celery
Accessories: Ribbon and Rhinestone brads

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Monday, February 16, 2009

The Last of the Valentines

Today I am posting the last of my Valentines. I stamped this one for my hubby. It isn't my best work but he really liked it. After stamping the "Love'" wording I thought tracing the letters in a different color would make the stand out more. My tracing job is the part that am most uncomfortable with. I decided to go ahead and give it to my hubby, mainly because I didn't have time to stamp another.

I adhered some of Stampin' Up!'s designer series paper to the inside of the card. I think this is going to be my new favorite thing to add to a card. Also, inside my card I wrote out ten reasons that I love him. He really enjoyed reading my thoughts. I think it meant a lot to him. The card may not be perfect but I am very proud of the end result.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

My Secret Valentine

Here is another little note card that I attached to a little gift I left for my co-worker yesterday. I hear she has been very excited to get her gifts. I thought about not stamping because she does know that I am a stamper...but there are also about 10 people at my work who are avid stampers. I am enjoying the quick creativity I can achieve by using this 3 X 3 size card. I think I may make a little quick note card pack for her as part of her last gift. If I do, I will post that by Friday.

Here is the inside of the note card. I used a retired stamp set to stamp the hearts.

Card Recipe
cardstock: Riding hood red, Love You dsp
accessories: 3 heart punch and ribbon
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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The 8th Wonder

Today is my daughter's 8th birthday! She woke up bright eyed and in great spirits.I created this card using some of her favorite colors. She is a red and pink kind of girl. A true girly girl. She's my first and definitely my favorite "girl." Yes, you guessed it she is my only girl, outnumbered by 3 brothers but don't feel sorry for her; she usually comes out on top. This card is for my beautiful, smart, caring, and curious daughter. Happy Birthday Sweetie!

Card Recipe:
stamp set : Whimsical alphabet, party hearty, and eat cake
cardstock: ridinghood red, very vanilla, and candy lane dsp
ink: ridinghood red
accessories: silver hardware and ribbon

Monday, February 9, 2009

This week at work we are having a "Secret Valentine." I stamped this little note sized card to accompany my first little gift that I will be secretly and strategically placing later this morning. My daughter was busy decorating a box to take into school so I decided to plop myself down next to her and put some ink to paper. I used:
stamp set: Love You Much
cardstock: real red, whisper white
ink: real red and chocolate chip
accessories: red grosgrain ribbon

Here is my daughter's box. It's all covered with the old Stampin' Up! wrapping paper. She stamped on it and she did some stamping, punching and adhering. She'll add more at school. I hope to get more stamping done tonight...until then have a wonderful day.
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Friday, February 6, 2009

Look Who's Stamping and Blogging again!

A couple of nights ago I had an opportunity to get together with my upline, Jacki, and sideline, Donna, for some stamping fun. We stamped three fun cards that she designed and then she gve us a challenge. It was actually, our stamping friend, Jean's challenge. So for this Jacki gave us free roam of her craft room for us to design a card using Jean's sketch. This was sooo much fun! Check out Jacki's blog to see the other great cards we stamped.

My card uses:
stamp set: Garden Greetings
cardstock and ink: pacific point, whisper white, bashful blue, certainly celery, and Bella Rose dsp,
accessories: ribbon