Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Accordion Rosette (or lollies) Wreath

You may have heard that the upcoming Holiday Mini has a scoring tool and I am happy that Stampin' UP! has added Simply Scored. While I had a Score Pad I decided to pre-order the Simply Scored and this is the project that I made using it.

I used DSP from the Up coming Mini that is called Pick Your Poison. I used  Pumpkin Pie, Perfect Plum and Pear Pizazz CS.
I cut strips at 1", 1 1/2" and 2" wide -DSP was 12" long and the CS was 11" long. They were scored every 1/2" and each rosette was made with two strips.
The Happy Halloween is from the Up coming Mini as well. it is called Hand Penned Holidays.

I am planning a class in making the wreath, there will be Halloween, Autumn or Christmas as a choice.

Let me know what you think :)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Retired Items for Sale

I accept Paypal payments email me what sets you are interested in and I will send you a paypal bill(cost of retired items and shipping) All are wood mount unless otherwise noted

Stamp Sets:

Define your Life

Pun Fun
Fun & Fast Notes

All Holidays
Brushstroke Alpha
Wonderful Favorites- sold


Simply Said-sold
Bugs & Kisses- sold
Party Hearty
Sense of Time-reserved
Elementary Essentials
Pine cones & Leaves
Christ is Born-sold
Lots of Bots-sold
Autumn Harvest
Love you much
Perfect Presentation
Glad Tidings

Best Bots Forever (clear mount)

Holiday & Wishes
Home for Christmas
Sketch a Party
It's the Thought (unmounted)
Afterthoughts (clear mount)
Afterthoughts (unmounted)
Tag Alongs (clear mount)
Thanks for Caring (Clear mount)

So Very
A Beautiful Thing
Absolutely Fabulous-sold
Nature's Wonders
Stem Sayings
On Angels Wings
Pine cone
Country Morning
Paint Prints
Punch Potpourri
Punch Potpourri
Birthday Bakery
Because I Care
Hope Happens-sold
Dreams du Jour-sold
Great Friend
Animal Stories-reserved
Everything Nice
Word by Word
Of the Earth (unmounted)
So Many Scallops (unmounted)
Stem Sayings
Wellness Wishes (words mounted separately on ends of blocks)

The Free & The Brave (Missing the eagle stamp)
Stars & Swirls
A Flower for All Seasons
Celebrate Everything
Birthday Bliss
Engraved Greetings
Engraved Greetings (unmounted)
Hodgepodge Happiness

Extreme Skateboard
Extreme Snowboard.-sold
Extreme Dirt Bike
Extreme Surf board
Baby Steps
Holiday Best
Cute Cues

Non Stamp sets

Cameo Coral ink pad and refill- $5
Merry Details Sizzlits Die - $4
Merry Embosslits Die- $6
Birds & Blooms Sizzlits 4 pack- $14
Fine Cosmo Stampin' Glitter each color $2
*Rose Pinks
*Light Blue
10 Vanilla and 7 silver hodgepodge hardware ribbon slides $1.50
40 various sizes Vanilla brads $4
14 Build a brad $2
6 Build a Brad $1
25 Various Hodgepodge Vanilla "Holders" $6.50
16 Various Hodgepodge Vanilla "Holders" $5.50
12 Various Hodgepodge Vanilla "Holders" $4.50
3 packages multi colored eyelets approx. 60 each $1.25 each pkg.
Coluzzle $5
Plaidmaker $4
Decor Elements Holiday Mix- Real Red $5
Decor Elements Holiday Mix- White $5
Over 100 Chipboard shapes $2.25
Boxes & Tags Tiny Takeout Confetti White $5
Rub-ons $5 each
Cherished Memories
Urban West
Chills & Thrills
Take Note

E-mail me at kath@fire-sprinkler-design.com to arrange payment and to find out shipping costs.
(this will be update in the pages at the top of my blog)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Six days left in the Summer Mini!

Crazy for Cup Cakes plus the Hostess Set from the Summer Mini Swirls & Curls Verses
  • The card base is Pear Pizazz with a front of Concord Crush, then Daffodil Delight, then Whisper White.
  • On the Whisper White layer I stamped the balloons from Crazy for Cupcakes with Stazon.
  • On Watercolor Paper I stamped just the balloon part six times with Stazon. and then colored them Pear Pizazz, Concord Crush, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, and Pacific Point. I cut each balloon out and started layering them on the previously stamped balloons, popping the center one up with Dimensionals.
  • I stamped the happy birthday from Swirls and Curls Verses in Stazon on a strip of Whisper White that I ribbon cut the ends of. I colored the two balloons with a Blender Pen and ink. I then layered it on Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight and then Concord Crush.
  • Finally I added the layered phrase onto the front of my card.
SO the Summer Mini is coming to an end and if there is any sets that you are interested in call or email me with your order before we say good bye to them :).

Monday, August 22, 2011

Greeting Card Kids

It really is time to start thinking about and planning Christmas Card Making ideas.  I will once again hold a class once a month to make cards for Christmas.  This will be one of the cards in an upcoming class.
Class dates are as follows:
Sept 19
Oct 17
Nov 21
Let me know if you want to sign up for the classes.  Cost is $15 for 10 cards of one design each month.

School started today, time to do the happy dance.  I've been working on cards for a blog hop and am starting to remember how to stamp again.  I hope you are having a wonderful day!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Trying to get back into the swing of things. . .

It has been hard trying to catch up after being gone for two months! It seems not much was done around the house. . . the yard is out of control. . . I'm not sure if I remember how to stamp. . .

Today's card is one that I can't decide if I like, but here is what I did:
  • The base is Whisper White with a front of Calypso Coral
  • I ran a 3 3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White through the Big Shot in the Houndstooth folder and added it to the front.
  • I punched two holes near the fold and ran Black Scallop dotted ribbon through it and knotted it.
  • On Whisper White I stamped Birthday Wishes from Bring On the Cake with Stazon and punched it with the Wide Oval punch.
  • I punched a Decorative Label from Calypso Coral and added it to the front with the the phrase popped up with Dimensionals.
So that is the card.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Delightful Dozen

SO many fun Birthday sets in this year catalog! Delightful Dozen is an all occasion stamp set found on page 167 of the IBC and I love this stamp that is for Birthdays.
  • The card base is Melon Mambo cut at 4 1/4" x 11" folded in half with a front of DSP from the Hostess selection called Cheerful Treat. 
  • I used Markers in Lucky Limeade, Old Olive and Always Artichoke to color all the Birthday phrases on the stamp, then stamped it onto Whisper White and punched it out with the largest circle punch. Then layered it onto a Melon Mambo die cut circle.
  • On a second die cut circle I used Dimensionals to pop up a cupcake punched with the Cupcake Builder punch.  I ran a scrap of Whisper White through the Big Shot in the Manhattan Flower folder to get the swirls for the Cupcake. The Old Olive scrap was ran through the Crimper to make the wrapper of the cupcake.
Still trying to catch up from being gone for two months, I am late on sending swaps to a bunch of my friends(it is a good thing they are understanding) so I am sending in a preorder for the holiday mini and doing laundry while planning my swap- wish me luck!

I hope that you find a chance to stamp today. . .

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Strength and Hope (done simple)

This month is the last month with the Summer Mini, if you have bought this set yet remember that a portion of the sales go to Brest Cancer Research. . .

  • The card base is Sahara Sand
  • I masked the lower inch of the card and after leaving approximately one inch open I masked the upper part of the card.  I sponged Pear Pizazz in the opening.
  • Using Versamark I stamped the butterfly in the center of the sponged line, I stamped two more upside down next to it. I covered the Versamark with the new Melon Mamba embossing powder and heat set it. I added a rhinestone jewel at the base of each antenna.
  • The phrase from the hostess set Swirls and Curls Verses was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with Tangerine Tango.
Simple and easy!

Monday, August 8, 2011

On the Grow (home from Scout Camp)

The scooter in On the Grow just needed to be Poppy Parade (IMHO)
  • The card base is Poppy Parade
  • The scooter was stamped with Stazon on Watercolor paper, I colored it with Ink and an Aqua Painter. I matted the image with Pear Pizazz.
  • Using Striped (Wheel) on Whisper White with Poppy Parade ink, Layered on Poppy Parade and again on Whisper White I added it as an element to the left hand side of the card.
  • Thinking of you was stamped in Pear Pizazz on Whisper White and punched with a circle punch then layered on a Poppy Parade circle then a Pear Pizazz Circle this was popped up with Dimensionals.

Now that Scout Camp is over I will be posting more often!  I planning new classes and I hope to see everyone soon.  I hope that you are having a great summer. Keep on Stamping!