Thursday, March 29, 2012

Heaven Blessed- fast & easy

Today I get to brag about my oldest son! He is really into film making, he takes thre classes relating to film as a Senior in High School and is currently an intern for a film company.  Yesterday was the School Film Festival Ryan had several film projects entered in several catagories, he won 3 first place(2 minute comedy, music video and short film) and one second place(short film) and his films will be going onto State. So proud of my boy!

With Sale-a-bration almost at an end there is only a few days left you get free stamping supplies!

  • The card base is from the Simply Sent Everyday Elegance card kit and it is free with a $50 order!
  • The bunny from Heaven Blessed was stamped with Stazon onto Watercolor paper and colored with Ink and an Aqua Painter, then  The phrase was added below the image stamped with Island Indigo. Then it was cut with the smallest Label Framelit die using the Big Shot.
  • Using the smallest Label Framelit 2 Daffodil Delight CS were cut each was cut in half a different direction and layered behind the image to frame it.  A piece on Island Indigo CS was cut with the next size larger Framelit and the image was layered onto it and the it was added to the Card Front.
  • This card goes together pretty quick!
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Easter is Coming

For this years Easter class we made a card, basket and sucker covers, here is the basket and suckers.

  • Basket instructions can be found at I changed it to have one handle that I made using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch and used Pear Pizzazz CS for the basket.  The bunny has been around for a few years, I made mine with Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake and Pretty in Pink CS
  • I am sorry I can't find where I saw the sucker covers, I thought I saw it on Stampin' Connection the demo only site the Stampin' Up! provides. but I couldn't locate the picture(often I see a project that interests me and instead of hunting down instructions I figure it out on my own). The cover is made with the Two Tags die.
  • I used the book mark looking tagcand used a 5" x 2 1/2" piece of Pool Party CS scored and folded it in half, placed it on the die with the fold just above the bottom cut line so that when cut the scallops are on both ends. I scored it just under the scallops and then punched a small hole in the fold. I scored it again 4 1/2" down from that score. 
  • I made the the mini punch art pieces on 1 3/4" Scallop Circle punched CS. The egg is the Small Oval cut 1/3 the way down in a jagged cut, the chick is a So Saffron small flower from the Boho Flower punch the eyes are the sprinkles from the Cupcake Builder punch.
  • The bunny is the Small Oval for the body, a 3/4" circle for the head and the ears are from the daisy on the Blossom Party die. The Tail is the small heart from the Owl punch.
If you like these let me know and if anyone knows who came up with the sucker idea let me know, I am pretty sure the covers I saw were Valentine's. Thanks.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Nature Walk

This is a card I recently taught in a class and it wasn't until the middle of the class that I realized that I used a retired punch 8(.

  • The card base is Lucky Limeade with the front of the card ran through the Big Shot with the Framed Tulips embossing folder.
  • Using markers I colored the stamp with Rich Razzleberry and Lucky Limeade and stamped it onto Very Vanilla CS, the bee was stamped with Stazon and then colored with So Saffron. The CS was then ran through the Big Shot in the Square Lattice embossing folder. The image was then layered onto Rich Razzleberry CS and then onto the front of the card.
  • The phrase is from Delightful Dozen stamped with Rich Razzleberry onto Very Vanilla CS then punched with the 1 1/4" circle punch. It was layered onto a Designer Label(retired) punched piece of Rich Razzleberry and then layered onto a piece of Old Olive 1 3/8" circle this was added to the front of the image.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Remember...King of the Grill

I decided to make another card using the retired set King of the Grill.

  • Card Base is Very Vanilla.
  • The image from King of the Grill was stamped with Stazon onto Watercoclor Paper and colored with Watercolor Wonder Crayons and an Aqua Painter. The edges of the Watercolor Paper was roughed up with the Cutter Kit.
  • The image was layered onto a piece of Soft Suede that was run through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice embossing folder. The added to the front of the card base.
Here is a card that I made last year which do you like best?

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Happy Easter

Here is another card from my Card Buffet, one that uses a well loved retired set called Well Scripted.

  • The card base is Whisper White,
  • The front is two pieces from the Hostess DSP Cheerful Treat with two strips of Taffeta Ribbon where the paper meets.
  • A piece of Old Olive was ran through the Big Shot in the Designer Frames embossing folder and then trimmed it around the oval.  
  • I stamped Happy Easter in Melon Mamba onto a scrap Whisper White and then punched it out with the Wide Oval punch. This was added to the center of the frame.
  • The bunny ears are from the die Blossom Party and a mini pom pom is the tail. (here is the card that I made last year
Thanks for stopping by please let me know what you think of the card.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Apothecary Art

Here is another card in my Tuesday Card Buffet. This one uses Apothecary Art and matching Framelit.

  • The card base is Whisper White that has the front ran through the Big Shot with the Finial Press embossing folder.
  • I inked the image in Calypso Coral and stamped it on a scrap of Whisper White CS and then cut it out with a Framelit.  After cleaning the stamp I used markers to color the image in the center(Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Poppy Parade) stamped it onto another scrap and found the corresponding circle punch and punched, popped the center with Dimensionals.
  • I cut a Calypso Coral CS with the next size larger Framelit, centered it near the top of the card and then used Dimensionals to pop the image up on it.
You are welcome to stop by on Tuesdays to stamp, I have 8 or more cards choices every week, two cards that you can choose to make use retired but well loved sets, you know the ones that go for a small fortune if they come up for sale.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

5 Second Comedy - Ninja

This short video has nothing to do with stamping, however it was made by my son Ryan and is a submission for his High school film festival. It stars one of his friends and my granddaughter.

I will be back tomorrow with a card.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Happy St Patrick's Day card 2

This is the second card I made for my customer for St. Patrick's.

  • Card base is Naturals White with the front of the card ran through the Big Shot with the Framed Tulips embossing folder. The phrase is from Teeny Tiny Wished and was stamped with Wild Wasabi onto the front of the card,
  • The pot is made from Basic Black CS and the 1 3/4" Circle and the Word Window punches
  • The gold is Brushed Gold CS punched with the Scallop Oval, Scallop Circle and hand held circle punches, the edges were sponged with Soft Suede.
  • The rainbow is freehand with chalk
Pretty easy.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Happy St Patrick's Day card 1

St. Patrick's Day isn't a holiday I enjoy, in fact I had my youngest daughter induced on the 16th so I wouldn't have a St. Paddy's baby.  That being said, I had the need for two cards this year. I customer asked if I had two she could buy, I said yes and headed to the stamp room to make them before she came by and snapped the picture with my phone. The only stamp I had is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

  • The card base is Naturals White with the front embossed with the Framed Tulips embossing folder using my Big Shot.
  • I used the Big Shot and the Scallop Envelop Die, the reverse side of this DSP(Everyday Enchantment SAB) is Peach so I took a coordinating and cut the flap area about 1/2" longer then the flap and lined the inside.
  • From all the different green scraps that I have I punched hearts and made 3 and 4 leaf clovers and spilled them out of the envelope.
  • The phrase was stamped in Wild Wasabi onto the card front.
  • I colored a few rhinestones with a green sharpie and added the to the centers of a few clover.
  • The Good Luck is from Delightful Dozen and was stamped onto a scrap of Naturals White and punched with the 1 1/4" circle punch layered onto a Lucky Limeade CS circle 1 3/8"
My customer was happy with the card.  I'll post the second card I made her in the near future.

Monday, March 12, 2012

All Occasions Class

We will be making the cards shown above in the upcoming class, class is Wednesday morning at 10am. Check the classes tab for more information.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Monster Mania

This is a Stampin' UP! set Called Monster Mania, that retired in 2004.  One of my club members really wanted to make a card with this set and so I have decided to do 2 of the 9-12 cards in my weekly Stampin' Buffet that will highlight something that is retired, but that was too fun to let go. So if you think this set is as funny as I do you might want to come on Tuesday and make a card with it.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Elements of Style Chalkboard Technique

This is the card that we made in Club this week, our technique that we added to our books is the Chalkboard Technique.

  • The card base is Naturals White with a front of Garden Green, layered with Regal Rose.
  • On a 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" Basic Black we stamped the roses from Elements of Style with White Craft Ink we then colored over the White with Chalks, the corners were punched with the Scallop Trim Corner Punch.
  • On a scrap of Naturals White we stamped the Get Well from Delightful Dozen in Garden Green and sponged the edges with Regal Rose. this was popped up with Dimensionals on a square of Naturals White that was punched with the Scallop Trim Border Punch.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Fifth Avenue Floral & Petite Pairs

I retook this picture a few time trying to get the colors to look like they do in real life, this one is the closest, so you will need your imagination.

  • The card base is Regal Rose with  a front of Bravo Burgundy.
  • The flowers from Fifth Avenue Floral were stamped with Craft Ink and Clear Embossed, The Roses are Regal Rose, Lilies are Chocolate Chip and the Daisies are Bravo Burgundy, they are stamped onto a piece of Very Vanilla that is 3 3/4"x5".
  • The phrase is from Petite Pairs ( a great set with coordinating phrases) it is stamped in Bravo Burgundy.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Happiest Birthday Wishes

I CASEd myself this time, here is a link to the card I CASEd and here is my new card
I added this card to the Tuesday Stamping Buffet.
  • Card base is Lucky Limeade with the greeting from the Hostess set Happiest Birthday Wishes was stamped on the base in Early Espresso.
  • The cake is made with the following punches: 1", 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" square punches, tapered and corners rounded, Pinking Hearts Border punch, Cupcake Builder punch(candles) on a plate make with the Scallop Oval punch
  • The middle cake layer was ran through the Big Shot in the Starburst embossing folder.
  • CS used: Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Regal Rose, and Daffodil Delight.
  • I added Dazzling Details to the candle flames.