Monday, February 28, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

Kris from sent me this award, how nice is that? Thanks Kris!
Here are 8 things about myself.
  1. I've been married for 27 years, this after dating my husband 3 times and eloping.
  2. I have 3 daughters in their 20's and 2 teenage sons
  3. I decided to work a a local Boy Scout Camp this summer with my boys (my boys have been working there for a couple of years).
  4. I am the Vice Chairman of our Scout District
  5. I sleep very little, I fall asleep between 2 and 4 a.m. and and up at 6:15 a.m.
  6. I don't drink water, hate the stuff.
  7. I ruined my knees in Tae Kwon Do.
  8. I have been scrap booking 25 years, have filled about 30 12" x 12" and 10 8 1/2" x 11" albums and am only 10 years behind.
SO that is 8 things about me.
And here are 8 blogs I check daily

Such talented stampers out there!  It is hard to choose only 8.  After receiving this award, I must do the following:
1) Thank the person who gave this award to me and link it back to their blog
2) Share 8 things about myself
3) Pass this award to 8 other individuals that I have recently discovered
4) Leave a comment on their blogs so that they can pass along the recognition!
5) I need to go on each of my new inspiring stampers sites and have them know that I think they are all winners in our stamping world and then have them pass along an award of recognition to some other lucky stylish bloggers out there.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Punch Bunch- Sale-a-bration

The lay out and color choice were inspired by a card made by Lisa Young, using Tiny Teacup 

  • Card Base is Crumb Cake with a front of Love Letters DSP I sponged the edges with Crumb Cake.
  • I ran some Basic Black CS through the Big Shot and attached it to the card base with part hanging off the card, then trimmed it to fit.
  • I punched a 2 1/2" circle from Crumb Cake and 1 3/4" circle from Basic Black and attached them off center.
  • Using Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Basic Black markers directly on the stamp, I stamped the image onto Very Vanilla CS and punched it out with the 1 3/8" circle, then added it to the card as well.
Let me know what you think.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Easter Blossoms

Easter Blossoms is in the Occasions Mini, the silhouette of the girl caught my interest right away and it was one of the first ones I ordered.  This card is only three colors Very Vanilla, Regal Rose and Basic Gray. 
  • The card base is Basic Gray with a front of Regal Rose ran through the Big Shot with a the Framed Tulips folder.
  • I stamped the girl in Basic Gray onto Very Vanilla, layered it onto Regal Rose and again onto Basic Gray.
  • On a piece of Very Vanilla I stamped the blossoms in Regal Rose then layer it onto Basic Gray. I layered it onto the card front and then added the matted image on top of it.
  • I inked up the egg stamp with Regal Rose and stamped it off once before stamping it on Very Vanilla, The Happy Easter is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and is stamp in Basic Gray. This was punched with the 1 1/4" circle and layered onto a Regal Rose 1 3/8" circle .  A piece of Basic Gray was punched with the Modern Label punch, the circle was added to the center of it and Pearls were added to each side of the label. this was centered below the main image with the top of the circle over lapping the image.
So there you have it. This card may have the most layers of any card I have made, but I am happy with the way it turned out.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Sale-a-bration Punch Bunch

This is the card that we made for February's club meeting. It isn't my usual style. but it was fun and everyone seemed to like it. There were tons of new things that they hadn't tried yet on this card.  Almost everyone of them picked this stamp set for their free set.
  • The card base is Crumb Cake onto the front of the card we splattered Early Espresso and Pumpkin Pie ink. We did this by filling the large tipped Aqua Painter with Rubbing Alcohol and picking up reinker ink and flicking it onto the card front. We stamped the swirled image from Elements of Style in both Early Espresso ans Pumpkin Pie. Then splotchy sprayed shimmer paint spray here and there.
  • We layered a piece of Peach Parfait DSP on Early Espresso CS, punched the edge with the Scallop Trim Boarder punch. then cut a V from the bottom of it and attached it to the card front.
  • We used markers to color the poppies, using Old Olive for the stems and Pumpkin Pie and Poppy Parade for the flower. This was stamped onto Very Vanilla CS and punched with the 1 3/4" circle punch.  We added Sticky strip to the back of the image and pleated Early Espresso Satin ribbon around the edge of it.  This was added to the card front with Dimensionals.
  • We used Crumb Cake Seam Binding to make the ruffled bow, this was done by tying a bow and then fraying the ends and pulling one of the frayed threads to make it ruffle up. We attached this with a Mini Glue Dot.e
  • We chose a phrase from Tiny Tags and stamped the on Very Vanilla and punched with the Jewelry Tag punch. and tied it to the bow with Linen Thread.
So a lot went into the cards but I think they turned out pretty, the girls were able to try so many products and techniques with this card.  I hope you enjoy the card. The idea for this card came from here.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

You're never too old to do GOOFY stuff- a CASE

This card is a CASE, I have tried to find the original, I have spent the last 1 1/2 hours searching the web and my files to find the card, This card is an almost exact copy, the monster was upside down in the original, this card was posted on the web sometime in December.  If you made the original or know the person who did please leave a comment so that I can add a link to that card. Thanks Kath

• Fold the Soft Suede CS in half

• Layer the DSP onto the strip of Pacific Point CS and layer onto the bottom half of card.

• Using a size C block and a monster stamp from the "Make a Monster" set stamp with Stazon onto Watercolor paper Use the size A block to add eyes and mouths (you may want to practice stamping on a sheet of scrap paper these small stamps are a little difficult). Color the monster with a Pacific Point Marker and an Aqua Painter. Layer the image onto a piece of Pacific Point CS and add to the card front.

• On a scrap of Very Vanilla CS stamp the phrase from "Smarty Pants" using Marina Mist. Punch with the Decorative Label Punch. To frame the phrase punch out 4 Decorative Labels from Pacific Point, layering them behind the phrase to frame it (see sample). Layer the framed phrase on the DSP.

• On a scrap of watercolor paper stamp a couple of eyes and a mouth with Stazon and color with the fine end of a marker. Punch them out with the circle from the Itty Bitty punches layer them onto ½" circles punched from Pacific Point, add just above the DSP on the front of card.

• Stamp a phrase on the inside if desired.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentines and Love

Today I thought I would do a tribute to cards I have made about Love and Valentines over the last few years, here are cards I have made and posted in the past, my style has changed and hopefully improved over the last couple of years.

All but one of these cards was posted somewhere on this blog in the last 3 years. Do you remember them?

Friday, February 11, 2011

Birthday Bakery

I love the line of cakes from the Birthday Bakery Set!
• Fold the half sheet of Very Vanilla CS, place one half into the card base into the Vintage Wallpaper folder and run through the Big Shot

• Using Stazon stamp the cake onto the Watercolor paper using markers and an Aqua Painter paint the cakes, color used, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Chocolate Chip, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Real Red and Melon Mamba

• Layer the image first on Melon Mamba CS then on Pear Pizzazz CS

• Add the mounted image to the card front

• Add a phrase to the inside if desired

I am using up photos of cards that I have on hand but haven't posted, I have new cards that I need photos of but my oldest son who uses my camera the most has some how lost the memory card from the camera.  Needless to say I'm not a happy Mom.
Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Take a Spin- Valentine's Z card

This is a card that we made for our January Club meeting, using the Take a Spin stamp set.

  • The card is made with a 12" x 4 1/4" cut a an angle to 3 3/4" piece of textured Chocolate Chip card stock, scored and folded every 4" to make a Z. 
  • Using the large Heart punch we punched 6 each Whisper White, Regal Rose and Rose Red hearts, these were attached to the top of the card, sandwiching the top edge between matching hearts.
  • The stamp was inked up in Regal Rose and then with a marker we colored the wedge that was the Valentine's with Rose Red, stamping onto Whisper White CS and punching out with the 2 1/2" circle punch.
  • We attached the Spinner Hands to the stamped circle attaching it to the card front after punching a piece of Rose Red CS with the scallop Ribbon punch and centering the piece on the card front.
  • The girls could decorate the inside how ever they desired.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Fox and Friends

For kids I like to make cards with stacked images, here are a couple from the past, using adifferent stamp set.

Here is how I made this card.

• Fold the Daffodil Delight Card Stock in half

• Run the 4" x 5 ¼" piece of Whisper White Card Stock through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dot folder, then layer it onto the card base

• On the Whisper White piece of CS stamp the animals from "Fox and Friends" on top of each other using the Stamp a ma jig to line them up. Layer the image onto the piece of Old Olive CS

• On a scrap piece of Whisper White CS stamp the phrase from "Party Hearty" by using markers to color directly onto the stamp (Cajun Craze and Old Olive) huff on the stamp and press onto the CS. Punch out the phrase with the small tag punch layer it onto a Daffodil Delight tag

• Use a black brad to attach the phrase to the stamped image and attach it onto the card front

• If desired pick a phrase and stamp on the inside.