Sunday, March 29, 2009

Mini Brag Book

I made this mini brag book with a CD Mailer and covered it with Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper. Inside of the book there is a hidden pocket on the left and an insert pocket on the right. The album is about 5 inches square. I plan to schedule a class for this soon . . . email me if you are interested!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Simply Cheerful

I literally threw this quick card together for a B-Day but I thought it was cute!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Inking Texture Plates

This is my first try at this technique. I brayered Chocolate Chip ink onto the texture plate and then ran Kraft cardstock through the Big Shot. I also cut the flowers and buttons on the Big Shot and then randomly layered them on. Check out the new 'Grommet' hardware on this card. These have prongs on the back and you poke them through the cardstock. They will be available in the new Occasions Mini Catalog on April 1st.

This has nothing to do with stamping but I took pictures of Cami this morning posing in her church dress. Every time she gets a dress on she runs to go show Daddy how 'pretty' she looks. I remember spinning around in circles when I was wearing a dress as a little girl.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Yummy Hostess Only Stamps

This card uses two level one hostess stamp sets that go with each other perfectly. One is called 'Darling Dots' and the other is 'Sweet Little Sentiments'. Both are all occasion sets, one has images and the other sentiments. I love the color combination on this card--it comes from the Candy Lane Designer Series Paper. The colors are Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirhouette, Ridinghood Red and Very Vanilla with a hint of Chocolate Chip. This is a card we will be making at my Customer Appreciation/Mystery Hostess evening on April 2nd. If you come you can get into the drawing for the hostess benefits and you may be able to get one (or both) of these stamp sets!

Corduroy Buttons

I used a Chocolate Chip Corduroy Button to embellish this card. I really really love these buttons. The small and large size are like brads on the back so you just poke them through the card. The one like I used with the holes can be embellished with linen thread and mounted with a glue dot. These are the best buttons!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Gotta Love the Big Shot (and other new stuff)

This gift tag was made with the Top Note die and the new Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions die. To get this look I ran Bella Rose Designer Series Paper through the Big Shot using the Manhattan Flower die and then I ran a sanding block over the top of the embossed edges to make them white. The upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog has the Scallop Oval punch and the stamp set that fits it called 'Oval All'.

This card was made with the Beautiful Butterflies die and the glitter was adhered using Sticky Pages which were stuck to the 'Bella Birds' Designer Series Paper and then run through the Big Shot. I covered the sticky page with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. This card also shows how pretty the Eyelet Border punch is. The upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog has the Scallop Oval punch and a new stamp set to fit it called 'Oval All'.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

This is Stinkin' Cute!

My friend and fellow demonstrator Janet Jones sent me instructions to make this adoreable flower pot sucker holder which we will be making at my 3-D class on April 16th. I used the SaleABration designer papers and ribbons to make this.

Big Shot on a Budget!

If you like the Sizzix Big Shot but find it's a stretch on your budget I have a deal for you! I will offer the starter kit ($195.95) on a payment plan (payments must be cash or check) stretching over four months, basically a layaway plan. At the time of your final payment I will order the starter kit for you and even show you how to use it. You would also receive hostess benefits on your order which amount to at least $15 in free Stampin' Up! merchadise and a Level 1 hostess gift! You could get another die or some texture plates with your free merchandise!

The starter kit includes: Big Shot die cutting machine, standard cutting pads, multi-purpose platform, 2 Stampin Up! exclusive Bigz dies--Scallop Envelope and Top Note, exclusive Sizzlets 4 pack dies--Birds and Blooms, decorative strip die--Billboard Alphabet, decorative strip cutting pads, and extended spacer platform.

In addition, I will teach you all I know about it and show you some really great projects to make. One more thing: the first person to take me up on this offer will get the 'Join the Cheer' decorative strip in addition to what comes with the starter kit.

Thursday Night Card Class

This is my Thursday night card class based mostly on new products. We made four cards but I am only showing the two most photogenic!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Beautiful Swap Card

I received this swap card at last week's meeting and it's so pretty I have to share. My friend and fellow demonstrator Kathy Milano made this one. It looks even better in person. She used the 'Thoughts and Prayers' stamp set.

My Hideaway

This is (part of) my stamping room. The first picture is of my desk and the second is of the back of the door showing how my punches are stored. I used to be very neat and organized but over the years have become a little more messy. This is why there isn't a picture of the area where my stamps are stored or where my other desk is :). The room is the smallest bedroom in our home and I have really outgrown it.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

New Designer Series Paper "Good Morning Sunshine"

This card uses the 'Good Morning Sunshine' paper. This stamp set is called 'Cheers to You.' This was my shot at making a masculine card without buying any new masculine stamp sets. Beer is pretty manly don't you think?

This card also uses the 'Good Morning Sunshine' paper which compliments several of the new retro style stamp sets and is very bright and cheery. The stamp set used here is 'Man's Best Friend.'

Monday, March 2, 2009

I'm in!

Well it took me long enough but I have decided to get on the blog bandwagon. This blog will be mostly about stamping 'stuff.' I plan to post photos, projects, and product reviews. Right now I need Brett to help me set this thing up! Once I get the idea I will put some 'stuff' up!