Sunday, June 29, 2008
Thanks for stopping by, stay tuned for swap cards this week!
stamps - Wanted, It's Your Birthday
paper - chocolate, true thyme, pumpkin
ink - pumpkin, chocolate
acc - mat pack & piercer, river rock gg
Friday, June 27, 2008
This is most likely a centerpiece or table decoration. I took a Pringles can and cut it down, then covered it with strips of patterned paper (note: 9-1/4" length is just about right to go around a Pringles can). I stamped large stars with Classic Backgrounds and punched them out, adding small stars and embellishments to the centers. I then stamped the Happy 4th and Celebrate usa circles and embellished as well. I attached different length candy (sucker) sticks to each element and tied pieces of ribbon on each stick. I then stuck each one in a piece of foam in the bottom of the can so they would stay where I wanted them.
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stamps - Classic Backgrounds, Fundamental Phrases, Short Order Alpha and Numbers
paper - ww, real red, not quite navy, soft sky; real red, Jersey Shore, soft sky dsp
ink - sky, nq navy, real red
acc - ribbon (red-striped gg, 1/4'" red gg, sky and bayou double-stitched gg, white taffeta); punches (large and small star, 1-1/4 & 1-3/8" circle, scallop); red, silver, and rhine-stone brads; mat pack & piercer; EE buttons; Pringles can; craft knife; sticky strip; sucker sticks
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Here I ran a piece of transparency through my Cuttlebug with an embossing folder, it was so fun! Except I couldn't tell which side was the front afterwards, not that it matters! I adhered it at the top of the card base, then tied a ribbon to hide the adhesive. The olive circle is adhered to the back of the transparency to hide the adhesive of the flower and sentiment. You gotta try the transparency-in-the-CB trick!
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stamps - Everyday Phrases
paper - soft sky, old olive, ww
ink - old olive
acc - acetate, flower fusion, olive grosgrain, word window punch, circle cutter, CB folder, white brad (Darice)
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Thanks for stopping by, hope your week is off to a great start!
paper - white textured (Bazzill), Jersey Shore dsp, Bali Breeze dsp
acc - lime daquiri Thickers (American Crafts), silver brads
Friday, June 20, 2008
I started with a 5 x 5 square card base, and layered on a square of rose red dsp matted on ww. I attached the celery strip with brads, and tied a black grosgrain ribbon across the top. The main layer was stamped with the sentiment, I added piercing, and attached it to an olive mat with dimensionals. I attached two Flower Fusion flowers together with a rhinestone brad and adhered it to the main layer with mono multi.
Thanks for stopping by! Sorry I've been a bad blogger, it's been a busy week. Another wedding and my niece's graduation party are on Saturday, so I spent a lot of time this week baking cookies for my part in the party. I've got to get busy on some more swap cards next week.
stamps - Fundamental Phrases
paper - rose red, ww, celery, olive, rose red dsp
ink - basic black
acc - silver brads, black gg, mat pack and piercer, dimensionals, rhinestone brad, Flower Fusion
Monday, June 16, 2008
I made a card similar to this (different date) for the wedding we attended Saturday. It was the wedding of a former student of mine, and boy, I don't feel old enough to be having former students getting married! She was in my first home room class eight years ago, and she also played basketball and volleyball on the many teams I coached. A very sweet, fun girl and she married her West Point graduate fiancee on a beautiful day! It was a sweet wedding, and the end was soooo cute and funny - they were getting ready to go back down the aisle at the end of the ceremony when the best man flipped the groom's hat (he was in dress blues) to him, the Indiana Jones theme started playing, and he picked up his bride and ran down the aisle!!!!
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stamps - Wedding Day (PTI)
paper - Curious Cryogen White shimmery, spring moss, old olive
ink - spring moss, old olive, chocolate chip
acc - chocolate satin ribbon, rhinestone brad, Bazzill flower
Friday, June 13, 2008
I punched random size circles out of ballet blue cs and bashful blue dsp, attached random embellishments to the centers, and layered them on a white card base. I stamped the sentiment in ballet blue ink and added piercing and a ribbon (of course!).
Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to check out the rest of the team's samples, and go stamp something!
Supplies: stamps - It's Your Birthday, Classic Backgrounds paper - ww, ballet blue, bashful blue dsp ink - white craft, ballet blue classic acc - assorted punches, white brads, pewter brads, bashful blue brads, ice rhinestone brad, jumbo eyelet, bashful taffeta, white button, page pebble, mat pack & piercer
Thursday, June 12, 2008
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stamps - Embrace Life
paper - olive, Jersey Shore dsp, pumpkin, ww
ink - palette noir, copics
acc - black brads, dimensionals, circle nesties
Monday, June 9, 2008
And what was for dinner last night! (I tried to post last night, but we were having some pretty good thunderstorms. I gave up after the electricity went out twice.)
It was yummy! Layers of lettuce, cucumber, grilled shrimp, peas, cheese tortellini, red pepper, topped with a dressing of pesto, mayo, and buttermilk. The perfect summer dinner!
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Thanks for stopping by! I also have some samples up on the clean and simple blog today.
stamps - Flexible Phrases, A Beautiful Thing
paper - artichoke, olive, rock, ww
ink - rock, artichoke
acc - circle punches, dimensionals, rhinestone, silver brad, olive gg
Friday, June 6, 2008
I tried to make the animals the color they are in real life, but that made it hard to come up with a specific color combo, so I didn't! I just went with the colors of the animals and made it work. You will also notice there is no embellishment on the card (I think that's a first for me!). A couple of details: the grass was cut using a craft knife, and I just freehanded it. The elephant's eye is colored using a white gel pen, and the lion's mane was cut out and popped up on dimensionals. I made the bird red for a pop of color.
Thanks for stopping by, make sure to check out the rest of the team's samples!
Supplies: stamps - Wild About You paper - basic gray, celery, wasabi, ww, more mustard, so saffron ink - basic gray, real red classic; mustard, caramel, cocoa craft acc - craft knife, dimensionals, white gel pen
Thursday, June 5, 2008
And a picture of my little guy playing in a box! He just makes me smile!
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
I cut out my circle, purposely leaving a flat side where the fold would be if you made a full card (our swaps are for fronts). I cut strips of Summer Picnic dsp, attached them, and trimmed the excess. I added brads, ribbon, a sentiment, and some piercing for details. The apple body is cut out and popped up for dimension. I would have put CE on the apple to make it shiny, but it always turns red ink pink. Does anybody know if heat setting red ink prevents this? I'm going to try it and find out. One of these days.
And for the news: I am going to be a contributor to Natasha Trupp's new blog Clean & Simple Stamping! I am very excited and can't wait to get started!
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stamps - Tart & Tangy, Absolutely Fabulous
paper - chocolate, ww, summer picnic dsp
ink - real red, chocolate, choc & olive markers
acc - circle cutter, silver brads, olive twill, mat pack and piercer, dimensionals
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Thanks for stopping by! I'll have a few more swap cards to post this week, and I have to get cracking on graduation cards.
stamps - Classic Backgrounds, Fundamental Phrases
paper - bashful blue, buckaroo blue, certainly celery, wild wasabi, ww
ink - bashful blue, white craft
acc - large star punch, red brad, red striped grosgrain, dimensionals