Monday, October 31, 2011

Wedding in 5 days

This will be the last post until the wedding is over, I still have so much to do to get ready for it! I don't want anyone to miss this upcoming special, so I am posting it now so you can put it on your calendars.

Customers can access the free downloads from November 4-7, after completing a quick survey.

Brand-new, never seen before FREE downloads include:

•So Typefelt Stamp Brush Set

•Neutral Delightful Digital Tape

•Home for the Holidays Ensemble

•Delight in the Day Photobook Template
I'll be back next week with more cards and with pictures of how I used Stampin' UP! in Jamie's wedding (I already showed you that My Digital Studio was used to make her announcements and I showed you the thank you cards that I made for her Bridal Shower, there is still more to see :).

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Stamping with Bleach

Thanks everyone that visited the Do the Llama Hop especially those that left the kind comments!
This is the card we made in club this month, the technique was stamping with Bleach. The first card the leaves were stamped with bleach, the second card was bleach the colored with chalk.
  • The card base is Naturals White with a layer of Pumpkin Pie CS.
  • On a Piece of Early Espresso cut 3 3/4"x5" I stamped the leaves from French Foliage in bleach then onto the CS, letting it dry.  after drying the leaves on the second card were colored with chalk. This was added to the card base.
  • The phrase is from  pursuit of Happiness.  It was stamped in Pumpkin Pie then Grateful was colored with the Cajun Craze marker then stamped onto Naturals White CS. It was layered onto Cajun Craze then onto Pumpkin Pie. The finished phrase was added to the card front.
Stamping with Bleach gives such interesting results depending on the Card Stock color.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Welcome to the Holiday "Do the Llama Hop!"

It is time for our second "Do the Llama Hop!" we are doing Holidays this time around, you may have come here from Kathe's blog or directly from our home blog, as you travel around the hop if you get lost you can always go to our home blog and connect to any of our blogs.

All of my projects are Christmas related. I do more for this Holiday then I do for any other.
The first card is The card I sent out as my Llama Swap. I Used Hello Doily, Come to Bethlehem and Dasher.
CS: Whisper White, Basic Black and Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Cherry Cobbler Quilted Ribbon and Shimmer Paint Spray.

The nest card uses The Sounding Joy from the Holiday Mini.
CS: Confetti White, Soft Suede, Brushed Gold
Accessories: Snow Burst embossing folder, Gold Embossing Powder, Shimmer Paint Spray
Ink: Soft Suede and Versamark.

For a fast and easy project you can't beat Stampin' UP! Vinyl Art this candy jar uses Jingle All The Way.

I hope you have enjoyed your stop here at my Blog, I hope you return often. Your next stop is Linda's Blog.


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Bridal Shower Thank you cards

My daughter Jamie's Wedding colors (in Stampin' UP names) are Elegant Eggplant, Handsome Hunter, Night of Navy and Not Quite Navy, I made the cards with a random combination of those colors. The card above is Elegant Eggplant, NQN and Handsome Hunter.
  • The card base is Naturals White
  • The fronts were stamped with Hello Doily inked in Versamark and embossed in White.
  • The Thank you from Perfectly Penned was stamped in one of the four colors on a strip of Naturals White then the end were punched with a corner of the Curly Label Punch, I added a Pearl on each end.
  • I Ran Naturals White through the Big Shot with the Ovals die using the largest of the ovals. I also ran the four colors through using the oval the next size down.
  • All my colored Card stock was sprayed with Shimmer Paint Spray.
  • The two ovals were layered onto the card front and then the phrase was added, I used two Dimensionals stacked onto each other in the center of the phrase and a glue dot on each end.
So the Wedding is now 17 days away. I am busy making some of the table decorations and still making arrangements for some of the things we thought were taken care of- but the people that were supposed to do it flaked out(photographer and cake decorator)

This week end will be the second blog hop! We will be showcasing the Holidays, so make sure you check in on Saturday it will be fun to see what everyone has come up with.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Autumn Days

My daughter's wedding is fast approaching and there is still so much to do!  I have had very little time to keep up with my blog.  In less then three weeks she will be married!
I tried to make an Autumn card, I even pulled out my only autumn stamp set, Autumn Days, it ended up Christmas instead.
  • The card base is Very Vanilla
  • I used a 2 1/2" circle for my image and a 1 3/8" one for the phrase cut from Very Vanilla.
  • I used markers to color the image on the stamp and stamped it in the center of the circle, I colored it again and stamped it onto a scrap and then cut the pine cones out and layered them over the first image with Dimensionals. I used Garden Green and Real Red to color the two words and stamped it in the center of the smaller circle.
  • I used a 3" and 1 3/4" circles cut from Garden Green and run through the Big Shot with the new Snow Burst folder. I layered my image and phrase onto the circles.
  • I cut a strip of DSP from the Holly Berry Bouquet collection, layered it onto Chocolate Chip CS.
  • I ran a square of Real Red through the Big Shot in the Petals-a-plenty folder.
  • I layered the square on the base then the DSP, then the circles.
  • After I put it together I decided that the branch needed a bow so I added a 1/8" taffeta bow in real red. I added a little bit of Dazzling Details to the pine cones to give them a little sparkle.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Halloween Treats

Treat ideas to give to friends!
  • The jar is s'mores in a jar the recipe is on the back of the tag that was embossed with the Haunted Forest stamp.
  • The cello sleeves can be filled with M &M's, York Pieces, Jelly Bellies and even pencils. It is topped with a scallop circle that has an image from Batty for You.
  • The match box is cut out with the Big Shot and filled with chocolates that have been wrapped with the Halloween stamp from It's a Wrap Holiday. The box is topped with an accordion rosette that has a scallop circle stamped with an image from Batty for You.
Every thing but Batty for you, card stock, Big Shot, and Match box die are in the Holiday Mini.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Uncharted Territory- reflection

This is the card we made for my reflection class, it was a little easier to make then the Lovely as a Tree card from my last post.
  • The card base is Not Quite Navy.
  • The Top Note die was used to cut a Cherry Cobbler and a Naturals White, I trimmed the Naturals  White along the dotted line that the die cuts into the Top Note.
  • I colored the sailboat stamp with markers, I used Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist, Cherry Cobbler, and More Mustard. and stamped it on the top half of the Top Note, I recolored the stamp but lest the sun uncolored and stamped it on a Window Sheet, flipped it over and pressed the image below the stamped boat.
  • I lightly sponged Marina Mist over the water.
  • I stamped Happy Birthday from Create a Cupcake in Cherry Cobbler on a 3/4" strip of paper I layered it onto a 1" strip of Not Quite Navy and wrapped it around the Top Note.
  • Last I added the Top Note to my base.