Monday, December 31, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
My husband says this card looks like the commercials for Food Network's Season's Eatings, but it's really inspired by a Pier 1 catalog.
Thanks for stopping by - I hope you and your families have a very Merry Christmas!
Thursday, December 20, 2007
stamps - True Friend, Celebrate Everything, Polka Dot
paper - so saffron, wild wasabi, elegant eggplant, whisper white
ink - so saffron, wild wasabi, elegant eggplant, versamarker
acc - iridescent ice, eggplant grosgrain, dimensionals
Monday, December 17, 2007
I started with a river rock base that measures 5 x 5. I stamped the flower from A Beautiful Thing in soft sky ink on white paper. The centers are stamped in guava and cut out (the 1" circle punch was too big), and the build-a-brad with river rock designer paper went on top. I used the corner rounder to create the guava scallop piece, as well as to round all the corners of my layers and base. I attached the guava scallop piece and soft sky designer prints paper, and tied a river rock knot around it. I attached the top layer to the chocolate piece, and attached the whole thing to my card base. I stamped "Good Times" in versamark on a chocolate scrap and embossed it with white powder and rounded the corners. I tucked it up under the river rock knot, and there you have it!
Thanks for stopping by, may you get everything done this week that you need to and still have time to stamp!
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
I just got some new stuff yesterday, 2 days early, woohoo UPS! It was my order of preview stuff, and I used one set for my color challenge card today, so here it is:
The color challenge combo for today was rose red, pumpkin pie, and certainly celery. This set is called Mark the Date, and will be available for purchase beginning January 2. I hope they come out with a set that has all the months of the year in a matching font, but for now I used Short Order alphabet. Once again, not a great picture (it's 4 pm here, and almost completely dark out, boo). I stamped the calendar in pumpkin pie ink, and stamped off the dots to fill in the circles. I stamped the letters for March on scrap pieces in their respective colors, cut them out and attached to the calendar piece. I stamped the starburst for the highlighted day in rose red, cut out the circle, added a celery brad, and attached with a tiny piece of dimensional. I stamped the same starburst in rose red on the rose red piece, and then stamped the middle circle in pomegranate. They look like little bugs to me, haha! I taped the white and rose red pieces together and tied an olive ribbon around it. I stamped the Happy Birthday in versamark on a pumpkin scrap and embossed it in white. I punched it out and tucked it under the ribbon to finish it off!
Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!
Supplies: stamps - Mark the Date, Short Order alphabet paper - certainly celery, pumpkin pie, rose red, whisper white ink - certainly celery, pumpkin pie, rose red, versamark acc - olive grosgrain, soft subtles brad (celery), white EP, 1-1/4" circle punch
Sunday, December 2, 2007
This card is for the weekly Featured Stamper Challenge on SCS. It's pretty easy, so I won't bore you with all the details. There are stickles on the snowflakes as I cannot make a snowflake card without some glitter these days!
Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!
Supplies: stamps - Season of Joy, Holidays & Wishes paper - sage shadow, basic gray, whisper white, wintergreen dsp ink - sage shadow, basic gray acc - charcoal taffeta ribbon, 1-1/4" circle punch, stickles
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
I made this card for Sunday's Featured Stamper Challenge (TexasGrammy) over at SCS. I cased a card from her gallery, keeping the layout but changing the colors and stamps used. I was looking for an easy one, and this was it! My stamping time has been drastically reduced lately. I've had the idea in my head to use the red stickles on the buds of the stem for awhile, and this was the perfect card to make it happen! Thanks for looking!
Supplies: stamps - Stem Silhouettes, French Script, Everyday Flexible Phrases paper - chocolate chip, close to cocoa, whisper white ink - chocolate chip, real red acc - red grosgrain, red stickles
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
stamps - Snow Flurries, Polka Dot, Season of Joy (sentiment), In the Spotlight
paper - wild wasabi, pretty in pink, basic black, whisper white
ink - wild wasabi, pretty in pink, basic black
acc - black gingham ribbon
Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, November 18, 2007
I made this card for the featured stamper challenge over at SCS (papermoon04). I picked this card because of the layout. It's right up my alley! For the main image, I inked up the "flower" in river rock, and then rolled just the edges in chocolate ink before stamping. Sorry the picture isn't so great, there's not a lot of natural light here today!
Supplies: stamps - True Friend paper - wild wasabi, chocolate chip, river rock, Apple Cider dsp ink - wild wasabi, chocolate chip, river rock acc - wasabi double-stitched ribbon, vintage brads
Thanks for looking!
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Here's a simple birthday card for you today. I love the Fall Flowers designer paper, the colors together are just fantastic!
A few details: the striped flower is popped up on dimensionals. The olive knot is adhered with a glue dot.
Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!
stamps - Big Blooms, Amazing to Zany
paper - soft sky, old olive, sahara sand, whisper white, Fall Flowers dsp
ink - old olive
acc - scallop, 1-1/4", 3/4" punches; olive 5/8" grosgrain, white brads
Saturday, November 10, 2007
I made this card a while ago, but never posted it, so here you go! From my archives, heehee! The finished card measures 7" x 3-3/4", and come to think of it, I'm pretty sure I don't have an envelope that it will fit in! So I guess this one's mine forever. It's pretty straightforward, so I'll just give you the recipe.
stamps - True Friend, Boho Friend wheel, In the Spotlight
paper - pumpkin pie, soft sky, old olive, whisper white
ink - pumpkin pie, soft sky, old olive, white craft
acc - silver brads, pumpkin grosgrain, mat pack & piercer (for brad alignment and spacing)
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
The white panel is on the front of the card, the guava panel is on the inside front, the moss panel is on the back inside, and the artichoke panel is on the outside back of the card. I stamped "happy 18th birthday" on the moss panel which shows when it is opened.
Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!
stamps - Looks Like Spring, Everyday Flexible Phrases (inside), Short Order Numbers (inside)
paper - acetate, whisper white, groovy guava, mellow moss, always artichoke
ink - groovy guava, cotton white Stazon, mellow moss
acc - guava double-stitched ribbon, flower from pretties kit, rich regals brad, glue dots
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Today's color challenge was soft sky, wild wasabi, and real red. I love this combo!
I started by stamping Polka Dot partially on a soft sky base in white craft, but it didn't show up as much as I wanted. So I hurriedly poured white EP on it and embossed! The wasabi panel is also embossed in white, as is the sentiment on the red, and the small snowflake. I used my corner rounder to create the white scalloped edge. Then I put it all together and added soft sky ribbon, a row of piercing, and a row of white brads.
In the next few days, I'll be showing sneak peeks of cards we'll be making at my class this weekend. If you are local (greater Cleveland, Ohio), contact me to sign up!
stamps - Season of Joy, Polka Dot, Snowflurries, Blizzard wheel
paper - soft sky, wild wasabi, real red, whisper white
ink - versamark
acc - white EP, sky double-stitched ribbon, 3/4" circle punch, corner rounder, white brads, mat pack and piercer
stamps - In the Spotlight, Polka Dot, Wonderful Words
paper - elegant eggplant, pumpkin pie, old olive, whisper white, pumpkin designer prints
ink - elegant eggplant, old olive, pumpkin pie, eggplant marker
acc - punches (scallop, 1-3/8" circle, 1-1/4" circle, 3/4" circle, tab), olive 5/8" grosgrain, jumbo eyelets, vintage brads, dimensionals, sticky strip, cropadile
Saturday, November 3, 2007
This is the first acetate card I made, and I really do like them! They are a bit difficult (for me) to photograph, but you get the idea.
For this card, I cut a piece of acetate to 5" x 10" and folded it in half. I stamped the swirls in white staz-on ink. The main image and soft sky layers are attached on the outside of the card, the pomegranate layer is on the inside front, a white stamped layer is on the inside back (see other picture), and the gray layer is on the outside back of the card. Clear as mud!?! This way your adhesive doesn't show through. I cut out a small flower to go on top of the main image, attached a half-back pearl, and finished the card with some gray taffeta. Enjoy!
stamps - Baroque Motifs, It's Your Birthday (inside)
paper - acetate (write-on overhead transparency, whisper white, soft sky, purely pomegranate, basic gray
ink - white staz-on, soft sky, purely pomegranate, basic gray
acc - gray taffeta ribbon, white half-back pearl
Thursday, November 1, 2007
stamps - Big Bold Birthday
paper - tempting turquoise, real red, so saffron, whisper white
ink - tempting turquoise, real red, so saffron
acc - white grosgrain ribbon, mat pack & piercer, dimensionals, crochet thread, markers (turquoise, red, saffron)
Stop back later today, as I have more for you since it's been a few days since I last posted!
Monday, October 29, 2007
1. My DH and I got married the day after Thanksgiving 6 years ago, and the weather was in the 60's. If you live in NE Ohio, you know what a miracle that is!
2. My son was born on his grandpa's birthday.
3. I can drive a stick shift, though I do too much city driving to enjoy it.
4. I love split pea soup! In fact, I made some just last week.
5. My favorite color is red.
6. I was a gym teacher before my son was born.
7. I don't own a Cricut, Cuttlebug, Bind-It-All, or any of those cool new "toys". In fact, the fanciest tool I own is the Crop-A-Dile, and I just got it a few months ago.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
And here is the finished product! I put all the cards and envelopes in a gusset bag and finished it with a topper made from soft sky designer prints and whisper white and chocolate chip cardstocks. I used the crop-a-dile for the holes for the white organdy ribbon.
Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
stamps - Carte Postale, French Flair
paper - basic gray, purely pomegranate, soft sky, whisper white
ink - basic gray, purely pomegranate, soft sky
acc - HPH, Pretties, gray taffeta ribbon, dimensionals, mini glue dots, aquapainter, 1-1/4" and 1-3/8" circle punches
Monday, October 22, 2007
Completed, hand-stamped projects may be sold at competitive and non-competitive permanent retail locations, as well as temporary craft events, community fundraisers, and over the Internet. In selling hand-stamped projects, the seller must make it clear that the items are hand-made, and not a product of the company. The seller may indicated that the supplies use are from Stampin' Up!, but the Stampin' Up! logo may not be used in any way for the sole purpose of promoting the sale of hand-stamped projects.
This policy will apply not only to demos, but customers as well!
stamps - All In a Row, Fall (CTMH)
paper - cameo coral, chocolate chip, old olive, whisper white
ink - cameo coral, chocolate chip, versamark (background)
acc - olive 5/8" grosgrain, white brads, earth elements (olive) button, mini glue dot(for attaching button), pop-up glue dot (for attaching cutout flower), dimensionals (for attaching main layer), CM circle cutting system
Sunday, October 21, 2007
stamps - Stem Silhouettes, Canvas, Sincere Salutations
paper - old olive, almost amethyst, whisper white, river rock
ink - old olive, river rock, amethyst and olive markers
acc - vintage brads, mat pack and piercer, white gel pen, white grosgrain ribbon
Thursday, October 18, 2007
stamps - Stem Silhouettes, Everyday Flexible Phrases
paper - old olive, really rust, whisper white, soft sky, Fall Flowers dsp
ink - really rust, old olive
acc - hemp twine, earth elements button
stamps - Carte Postale
paper - sage shadow, perfect plum, very vanilla, Enchante dsp
ink - sage shadow, perfect plum, close to cocoa
acc - 1-3/8" circle punch, copper brads, aqua painter(to add color to the flower)
stamps - Stem Silhouettes, Sanded
paper - kraft, soft sky, whisper white, always artichoke
ink - soft sky, always artichoke
acc - artichoke grosgrain, HPH, mat pack & piercer
stamps - Doodle jumbo wheel, So Many Sayings
paper - groovy guava, soft sky, whisper white
ink - white craft, soft sky
acc - pretties kit, guava double-stitched ribbon, white crochet thread
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Thanks for stopping by!
stamps - Polka Dot, Amazing to Zany, Typeset Lower alphabet
paper - pink passion, pixie pink, whisper white
ink - white craft, pink passion, pixie pink, pink passion marker
acc - mat pack & piercer, tab punch, silver brads, pretties kit, white button, crochet thread, dimensionals, mini glue dots
Monday, October 15, 2007
This card can be found on p. 147. This is more of an adaptation, as only the layout is true to the original.
stamps - It's Your Birthday, Everyday Flexible Phrases, So Many Sayings (dots bracketing the small hb)
paper - soft sky, taken with teal, old olive, lavender lace, whisper white, soft sky dsp
ink - old olive, white craft
acc - scallop punch, 3/4" punch, ice rhinestone brad, black gingham ribbon, dimensionals
Sunday, October 14, 2007
stamps - Polka Dot, It's Your Birthday, Everyday Flexible Phrases, Marvelous Matchups (inky antics)
paper - old olive, groovy guava, soft sky, fall flowers dsp
ink - old olive, white craft, versamark
acc - mat pack & piercer, circle cutter, pretties kit, kraft taffeta, white embossing powder
Friday, October 12, 2007
stamps - True Friend
paper - river rock, whisper white, chocolate chip, apple cider dsp
ink - river rock, wild wasabi, chocolate chip
acc - pewter jumbo eyelets, earth elements buttons, vintage brad, chocolate 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, hemp twine, dimensionals, mini glue dots
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
stamps - Baroque Motifs
paper - chocolate chip, close to cocoa, groovy guava
ink - groovy guava, chocolate chip, chocolate chip marker (for the dots bracketing the word)
acc - chocolate taffeta, pretties kit, crystal effects
The card on the right is for a swap featuring Hodgepodge Hardware (HPH). This color combo may be familiar to you if you are a religious follower of my blog, as I am SURE you are, right? Hahaha! Anyway, the soft sky layer has the Doodle jumbo wheel rolled on it in white craft ink for a subtle background. Both flowers are from Pick A Petal, with the smaller flower having a small halfback pearl from the aforementioned pretties kit as its center. The small soft sky piece under the HPH label holder is purposely cut bigger than the label holder and the corners rounded. I adhered it right on top of the white ribbon and then attached the label holder on top of that using the matching brads. The smaller flower is popped up using 2 dimensionals.
stamps - Pick A Petal, Doodle jumbo wheel, Amazing to Zany, Warm Words
paper - whisper white, soft sky, chocolate chip, river rock, rose red, Apple Cider dsp
ink - white craft, rose red, chocolate chip
acc - pewter HPH, pretties kit, white grosgrain ribbon, 3/4" & 1/2" circle punches, soft sky double-stitched ribbon, dimensionals
This last card was for a technique swap. I chose to do Faux Metal. Basically, you get a lot of layers of embossing powder and stamp an image while the embossed powder is still hot. It does not ruin your stamps, and it's really a cool technique!
This color combo says to me contemporary, so I kept the card simple, clean, and uncluttered. The faux metal tag is attached using dimensionals, and I just nestled it up under the ribbon a bit (a trick I learned from my friend Krystie).
stamps - French Flair, Carte Postale, So Many Sayings
paper - soft sky, chocolate chip, whisper white
ink - chocolate chip, soft sky, versamark
acc - silver embossing powder, chocolate 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, 1-3/8" & 1-1/4" circle punches, dimensionals
I have registered a domain name, and was attempting to map it here to my blog. It finally worked after some searching for help! You may see other subtle changes in the next month, so bear with me. My new domain name is www.lakeshorestamper.com, and I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you try to connect to my blogspot.com address, it will still direct you here.
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
stamps - Autumn Fest, It's Your Birthday, Everyday Flexible Phrases
paper - soft sky, lovely lilac, lavender lace, taken with teal, old olive
ink - lavender lace, taken with teal, old olive
acc - olive 5/8" grosgrain, scallop punch, 1-3/8" & 1-1/4" circle punches, crop-a-dile, dimensionals
Saturday, October 6, 2007
After not stamping for 6 days, it was hard to get the creative juices flowing again, so I did what I always do when that happens: I opened up the 07 Fall/Winter Collection and found a card I like and went from there. This card is an adaptation of the one on page 155. I've always loved the color combo and clean lines of the card! Plus, one of my friends has a birthday this week (happy birthday Jimmi!), and I'll be sending this to her.
I cut a piece of groovy guava cardstock to 6 x 6 and folded it in half. I then rounded the two right-side corners. The celery piece is 2 x 6 with a 1/4" strip of soft sky layered on it. I stamped a row of flowers (All In a Row) in celery and tied celery knot of ribbon around the top. I adhered the celery piece to the guava card and cut the corner to match. I stamped the dots (In the Spotlight) in white craft ink and the sentiment (It's Your Birthday) in guava ink. The flower (In the Spotlight) is stamped in guava ink and punched out with the 5-petal flower punch. I layered it on a circle of celery (1-1/4" circle punch) and sky (1-3/8" circle punch), and attached a clear rhinestone brad (Pretties kit) in the middle. The flower piece is attached with a dimensional.
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Wow, I can't believe there's been over 1000 hits
on my little blog already! I started this a little
over a month ago, so thanks to everyone that
takes the time to stop by!
Here a couple RAKs I got in the mail this week:
the one on the right is from Patti, and the one
below is from Tammy. Thanks girls, I love them! And who doesn't like happy mail?
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Here's a sneak peek at my swap card featuring Hodgepodge Hardware.
And here's my swap card featuring the Pretties Kit. Stay tuned for the full reveal!