Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Outlined Occasions- Love

This card uses a Sale a bration stamp set as well as retired DSP.

  • The card base is Pretty in Pink with a front of Basic Black layered with retired DSP, The DSP is glittery.
  • I stamped the LOVE with VersaMark on Whisper White and embossed it with Black. I then ran it through the Big Shot with the Heart Framelit, after it was cut out I stamped the be mine with Stazon. I filled in the outlined word and hearts with Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details.
The longest time spent making this card was letting the Dazzling Details dry.

Hope you like the card, feel free to comment. 

Monday, January 30, 2012

P.S. I Love You- En Francais

Here is another of the Valentine cards I delivered to a local store.

  • Card base is Crumb Cake, a front of Whisper White with a Cherry Cobbler layer that was ran through the Big Shot with the Starburst Embossing folder.
  • On a piece of Whisper White I stamped the background stamp En Francais with Crumb Cake, I also sponged the edges with Crumb Cake.
  • On a scrap of Naturals White I stamped the phrase from P. S. I Love You in Cherry Cobbler and punched it out with the postage Stamp punch. I sponged the edges with Crumb Cake and added it to the front of the card.
  • I over stamped the stamp with the post mark from P. S. I Love You in Cherry Cobbler.
  • I decided to add the post mark from French Foliage as well this is in Crumb Cake stamped on the back ground piece.
I have been using a lot of retired sets to make cards for the order I delivered to Stokes (a local store here in my town). I will show those in the coming days, it was fun to pull out old favorites and play with them.

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

P.S. I Love You

SO I just delivered 6 dozen cards to a local store (Stokes) for resell. This is one of the cards I made.

  • Card base is Naturals White with a front of Cherry Cobbler and another layer of Naturals white sponged with Crumb Cake.
  • On the Naturals White layer I stamped the background writing from French Foliage in Pink Pirouette, love you kiss you.. from P.S. I Love You overlapping in Cherry Cobbler.
  • I cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler CS with the Scalloped Rectangle Clearlits Die using my Big Shot.
  • I stamped cupid from P.S. I Love You in VersaMark embossed it with my glittery Cherry Cobbler powder, I then  I cut it to fit inside the Cherry Cobbler rectangle added it to the front of my card.
  • I inked the postmark From P.S. I Love You in Cherry Cobbler and stamped it off the edge of the cupid image. I inked up the postmark from French Foliage in Crumb Cake and stamped it going off  of the image as well.
I hope that you are having a wonderful day. Email me if you would like to place an order. $50 order= 1 free Sale a bration set.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Celebrate with Sale a bration!

So Sale a bration is going strong, here is a card using a Sale a bration stamp set "Outlined Occasions"

  • The card base is Marina Mist with a front of Not Quite Navy and the top layer is a piece of paper my brother gave me a couple of years ago (He is a printer and from time to time he gives me ends of paper runs)
  • I cut a piece of Silver Glitter paper with the Framelit Label die
  • On a piece of Very Vanilla I stamped the word Celebrate with VersaMark and embossed it with Black. I colored the word with a Marina Mist marker and the confetti with Marina Mist and Not Quite Navy I went over the word and the confetti with Dazzling Details, I also added some of the smallest Rhinestones. This is popped up with Dimensionals.
So here is my confession of the day. . . I messed up on this card! I had cut the Very Vanilla with a nesting Framelit but when I went to stamp the corresponding words that go with Celebrate I did them crooked so I trimmed off the top and the bottom of the Framelit.  Card saved! 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Gnome Sweet Gnome

Stampin' UP! gave this set to me, I wasn't thrilled with the set but it was FREE.  When my granddaughter unpacked my order for me she was so excited with this one, she love, love, loved it!  It has grown on me and I see potential in it.

I made a Valentine with my granddaughter and her love of this set in mind.

  • Card base is Real Red, the paper that is behind the image was cut with one of the Label Framelits, it was a piece that has been in my scrap box for about 8 years (please tell me you hang onto scraps for forever because you never know when you might need it)
  • I stamped the Gnomes with Stazon onto Watercolor paper and then cut it with a nesting size Framelit, I colored the images with ink and a Blender pen.
  • The hearts(Brushed Silver and Real Red) were cut with the new Fashionable Hearts Sizzlit. Two were layered between their hands and a lager one was added to a Vellum flag with Happy Valentine's Day from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamped in VersaMark and embossed with glittery Cherry Cobbler Embossing powder.
There you go. . . what do you think of it?

Monday, January 23, 2012

Apothecary Art

Somethings you might want to know:

  1. Sale-a-bration starts tomorrow! For every $50 you spend you can choose some free product.
  2. The catalog year at Stampin' UP! is changing the new catalog will begin on JUNE 1 not on July 1, what does that mean to you? If you love the  in colors that came out the summer of 2010(Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Peach Parfait and Poppy Parade) they will be gone in the catalog that begins June1, so now is the time to stock up.
  3. There will only be two mini catalogs a year they will be larger in size and have more pages and each will last 5 month.
  4. Decor Elements and the Simply Adorned will not be carried in the new catalog, those lines will be discontinued. 
So on to a card. . .
This card uses Framelits and Edgelits and two stamp sets from the Occasions Mini!
  • The card base is Whisper White with the front edge cut with an Edgelit. I strip of Pink Pirouette was also cut to match and adhered to the inside of the card. 
  • Using the Label Framelits I cut Marina Mist CS and with a nesting size cut a Pink Pirouette Label, the Marina Mist Label was run through the Big Shot with the Starburst Embossing Folder.
  • I stamped the image from Apothecary Art with Versamark onto Whisper White CS and heat embossed it with Black Embossing powder. I then colored the flowers lightly with a Blender Pen and Marina Mist Ink. I then hand cut it out close the the line so that it would leave a small line of Pink Pirouette showing under it.
  • The phrase is from Loving Thoughts and was stamped in Marina Mist.
I hope that you have a wonderful day.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Perfectly Penned Out West

  • Card base is Crumb Cake with a front of DSP Mocha Morning. 
  • Very Vanilla and Early Espresso CS were run through the Big Shot with Framelits Labels, The Very Vanilla was sponged with Soft Suede with Thank you from Perfectly Penned stamped with Soft Suede.
  • The boot and hat from Out West was stamped in Soft Suede onto Crumb Cake and cut out and popped up with Dimensionals. 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Motorcycle Valentine

I think this is the sample that was the deciding factor in the local store deciding to carry my cards.
I was so sad that this stamp had such a short catalog life.

  • Card base is Real Red, layered with Basic Black then Brushed Silver that was ran through the Big Shot with a Texturz Plate.
  • I stamped the motorcycle on Watercolor Paper and then used the Framelits Hearts to cut it out. I used Ink and Aqua Painter to color the Image.
  • The same computer generated phrase as I used yesterday was popped up with Dimensionals on the card front. 
This is the other card that I have already sold some of from my stash.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Out West- Valentine

Our only store in town is a combined Grocery/Ace hardware store, but we were happy when it opened 2 1/2 months ago.  They are going to be carrying my cards for sale. I have been busy making cards to replace the cards my granddaughter sold at Christmas time, with Valentines coming up I have been making a wide variety of cards. Here is one using Out West.

  • Card base is Marina Mist with a front of DSP (from the holiday mini so sadly no longer available).
  • On a piece of Very Vanilla  CS I stamped the cowboy with Chocolate Chip Craft Ink and Clear Embossed it. I then cut it out with the Label Framelits, I layered it on a piece of Chocolate Chip CS cut the next size up.
  • The phrase is computer generated and printed on Very Vanilla, the hearts (Very Vanilla and Real Red) were punched one with the lg Heart Punch and one with a Framelit Heart.
  • The Embossed hearts in the upper corner are Very Vanilla, Real Red and Chocolate Chip(my granddaughter spent an hour in my craft room running CS through the Big Shot using up a lot of my scraps, she even sorted them by size into a divided box) cut with the Fashionable Hearts Embosslit from the Occasions Mini.
I have already sold some of this one and it hasn't even made it to the store yet.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Framelits Label Dies

If you haven't bought the Framelits yet you need to!

  • The card base is Melon Mambo cut with the largest of the Framelit Label Dies. The front is Basic Black cut with the next smaller size.
  • On the Basic Black CS I stamped the branch of roses with White Craft ink
  • On a scrap of Whisper White I stamped the Valentine phrase from Delightful Dozen, I inked it with Melon Mambo then went over the "Be my" with a Black marker before stamping. I then laid different Framelits over it until I found the one that framed the phrase the best. I sponged the edges with Melon Mambo ink and popped it up with Dimensionals.
  • After I had it put together I decided to add the 3 Rhinestones under the phrase.
So what do you think of Framelits?

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Perfectly Penned

One of the girls that went to school with my daughter just got married her colors were red and silver. For her shower I gave her a card keeper and a collection of cards, along with general occasions I made a  dozen Thank Yous.

  • Card base is Whisper White, with a front of Real Red.
  • A layer of Whisper White sprayed with Frost Shimmer Paint Spray was ran through the Big Shot with the Elegant Lines folder, leaving the top 1 1/4" out.
  • Using Versamark and Cherry Cobbler embossing powder(mixed with fine red glitter) I stamped the Perfectly Penned thank you in the top flat space.
  • I wrapped a 1/4" strip of Silver Glimmer paper around the Whisper White at the break line.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Crazy for Cupcakes!

I love Calypso Coral and Poppy Parade together, I added So Saffron with them.

  • The card base is Whisper White 
  • I layered So Saffron on top of Calypso Coral, near the bottom in Poppy Parade I stamp the phrase from Create a Cupcake. Next, approximately 3/4" from the bottom I punched two holes, threaded ribbon down from the top, and back up from the back, then attached this to the card base.
  • I stamped the stack of cupcakes from Crazy for Cupcakes in Stazon onto Whisper White. I colored the image with Ink and a Blender pen, using So Saffron, Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral, and Sahara Sand. I layered it and added it to the card front.
Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Granddaughters Own Class

Last month after Club, my seven year old granddaughter came in while I was finishing up. She asked, "Grandma why can't I ever come to one of your classes?" I told her I would do a class for her and one friend that she could choose. They made gifts for their mothers for Christmas, the following is what they made. . .

I let them use the Hostess DSP Cheerful Treat, I lined up the Framelits, they cranked the handle and we went through a lot of tape and glue dots, they were so happy to make something and I became the "Best Grandma!"

My club ladies want me to do this as a class.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

I hope you enjoyed our blog hop, here is another card from the Occasions Mini
This card uses the stamp set Sweet Cake found on pg 33
  • The card base is Confetti White layered with Soft Suede and then a piece of DSP from the Well Worn collection. the corners of the two layers were punched with the Ticket Corner punch
  • I colored the stamp with Markers and stamped it on a piece of Confetti White(until I posted the picture I didn't notice how bad it is, the frosting on the cupcake is Pink Piorette) I stamped the Happy Birthday in the rectangle  coloring it first with Markers.
  • I popped the image up with Dimensionals.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Stampin' Llamas Occasionally Occasions Blog Hop

Welcome! If you lose your way along the hop please return to our home blog http://stampinllamas.blogspot.com/2012/01/stampin-llamas-occasionally-occasions.html

My first card is using the stamp set Heaven Blessed on pg 20 of the Occasions Mini I fell in love with the cute little boy and the cute animal images.
Here are the details
·                     The card base is Marina Mist layered with Old Olive and then a layer of DSP, the DSP is Letters to Santa (I think I like the non Christmas sides of these paper better then the Christmas side.
·                     I used the Framelits Dies (pg 6 Occasions Mini) Labels Collection to cut Watercolor Paper and Old Olive CS.
·                     I stamped the image with Stazon onto the Watercolor paper and the colored it with Ink and an Aqua Painter.
·                     My Easter Greeting is on the inside of the card.
The second card uses Baby Prints found on pg 38 of the Occasions Mini

·                     The card base is Whisper White and I used the Edgelits (pg 7)  for the bottom of the card and the Framelits for the image
·                     A strip of DSP Cheerful Treat was used behind the scallops on the bottom
·                     The tiny feet were inked with Wisteria Wonder ink and stamped on Whisper White CS the edges of the Framelit cut is sponged with Lucky Limeade.   Baby from Tiny Tags was stamped with Lucky Limeade and punched out with the Jewelry Tag punch, a Lucky Limeade and Wistera Wonder tag was also punched they were pinned through the CS with a pin from Vintage Trinkets.
·                     it was then layered onto a Framelit cut from DSP Paper Stacks 2011-2013 In color.
Third up was hard for me to pick but decided to show a card from the Upcoming Sale-a-bration Catalog I used a set the is free with a $50 order, it is found on pg 15 of that catalog

·                     The card base is Naturals White Sponged with Soft Suede the DSP is another Sale-a-bration Freebie found on pg 7 called Everyday Enchantment I used pieces from two different sheets, the edges are also sponged.
·                     The stamp set is called Elementary Elegance, I stamped the frame with Versamark and Embossed with Gold Embossing Powder in the middle I stamped Happy Birthday from the set using Poppy Parade. I hand cut it out and popped it up on the card with Dimensionals.
I hope that you were inspired by the cards we are showing remember the Mini runs until April 30th but Sale-a-bration is only Jan 24th- Mar 31st. Next stop on the hop is Linda - http://www.nutty4stampin.blogspot.com/2012/01/occasionally-occasions-llama-blog-hop.html
You are going to love her Packed for Birthday

Until next time Happy Stampin'

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

On our demonstrator forum there has been many discussions on CASEing
there are a wide range of opinions from it is OK to CASE to you should never CASE, fortunately more are for then against. Pretty much everyone agrees if you CASE you must credit who you are CASEing.  Now sometimes I have a problem doing that. . . and the cards I am sharing today are cards I made that I know might be a CASE, but I didn't bookmark the idea. Why didn't I? Well as I scan blogs looking at what others have done I am usually looking at layouts and color combo not necessarily looking for something to CASE, but sometimes I will see a card that makes me decide to buy a stamp set that I don't already have, I guess we all have done that. Now sometimes by the time I order the set and then get the chance to use it I don't have anything but a memory of what I saw that made me decide to buy it, I have no idea how close these cards are to the one that inspired me to buy them but here they are, if you recognize them let me know I'd like to be able to compare what I have done with what inspired me to buy the set.

First up Field Flowers, I had marked this as a set I liked but hadn't bought it until October of last year, I bought it because I saw a card that "spoke to me" and though I couldn't find it when I had the set this is what it reminded me of.

  • The card base is Very Vanilla
  • Front of Basic Black under Very Vanilla
  • Hello Doily is stamped with Crumb Cake and the Field Flowers are stamped with Versamark and embossed in Black, Very Vanilla Seam Binding is knotted around the front
  • Best Wishes from Petite Pairs was embossed and punched out with a 1" circle, it is popped up with Dimensionals and the tiniest of the Pearls are added under the words
The next card uses stamp sets I had, I know that the color (purple isn't a color I use often) and lay out are the same but I am pretty sure that the card I had seen used different stamp sets.

  • Card base is Perfect Plumb 
  • Front of Elegant Eggplant under Confetti White
  • The rose spray from Elements of Style was stamped with Elegant Eggplant
  • An oval of Elegant Eggplant was cut with the Ovals die and the Big Shot, a piece of the scallop polka dotted ribbon was attached to the back of the oval and it was popped up with Dimensionals on the card
  • Thank you was stamped with Elegant Eggplant and stamped onto a strip of Confetti White that had the ends punched with the corner of the Curly Label punch it was added to the oval and Rhinestones were added to the ends.
So here are the two card that I made last year that how closely they are CASEd I am not sure, whoever you are that inspired me to make these cards I thank you!

So have a Happy New Year!