Friday, December 4, 2009

For Oliver

Well, I just finished the prototype for my friend Amy's baby announcements. The template was by the ultra-talented Lauren Meader and can be found at her site. Thanks for looking...sorry for the bad photo quality.

Materials (all Stampin'Up! products)
Stamps: Stampin'Up! Toy Box
Paper: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery
Ink: Stayz on black, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy
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Thursday, February 12, 2009


Eve, my 8 year-old daughter and I made these for Valentine's Day. In all we made 8 different gifts. They have either a pen or chapstick in them. Their for her teacher, the bus driver, librarian, music teacher, and a teacher from last year. It's our tradition to make homemade cards for Valentine's Day. Usually we make them for the entire class, but I'm on vacation this year so it's not happening. Hehehee. We used a template created by Lynda at Lynda's Quiet Time for the cards and used Regina Andari's tutorial for the Gable box.

Al supplies used were from Stampin' Up! with the the exception of the RSVP pen
Stamps: Priceless
Ink: Purely Pomegranate
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Berry Bliss (designer paper), Whisper White, Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Ribbon Chocolate Chip, Dimensionals, Scallop punch, Slit punch
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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Splitcoast Sketch Challenge #201

This was my attempt at Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge 201. Here's the gallery for this sketch.

It's also the color challenge of this week, Pretty in Pink, Kiwi Kiss, and Red Riding Hood. I was so tempted to use the Pink Pirouette instead of Pretty in Pink. I have to say I was really challenged since I already know that Pirouette and Red Riding Hood work, because Stampin'Up designed them that way, scientifically I know that somehow on the color wheel they are harmonious. So I am proud of myself for going through with the challenge. Emily Giovani really has a gift for picking up some really fun, funky colors that work. Me, not so much, I have to play by the rules. I think it's kind of a first born kind of a thing.

This past week I gave up my status as a Stampin' Up demonstrator. It was a very freeing feeling for me. Oh don't get me wrong, I love, love love the company and will remain a die hard fan and customer. I was just a hobby demonstrator for a year, and I have more than enough supplies to keep me stamping for months. I feel good about the decision because it will challenge me to use up what I have.

This is stamping and crafting season for me. The weather is dropping and it's nice to enjoy some creative adventures. This Fall/Winter I want to send more cards to friends. I have a habit of making cards, and then filing them away in boxes. So here goes...
Thanks for reading!

All images and products: Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Wild Rose, Noteworthy
Paper: Bella Rose designer paper, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss
, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Red Riding Hood, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel (sponging), Pretty in Pink
Accessories/tools: Hodgepodge Hardware, Old Olive polytwill ribbon, ticket punch, sponges

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Christmas Card #2

Yesterday I stamped the tree and flower and cut all my layers, but couldn't quite get the layout right. Then today Cambria Turnbow had this sketch on her blog and it fit perfectly!

All supplies used are from Stampin'Up! with the exception of the brad.

paper: Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Red Riding Hood, Ski Slope design paper
ink: Baja Breeze, Red Riding Hood
accessories: brad from Michael's, dimensionals (Stampin'Up!)
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Thursday, October 30, 2008

SCS Sketch Challenge #200

This is my attempt at the Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge #200. Here's the link
This one I made for my parents. A kind of just because card.
All supplies: Stampin'Up!
Paper: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Sky Blue, Close to Cocoa, Fall Flowers design paper
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Sky blue ribbon
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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Racing Stripes

I was using up some scraps on my desk and had to pull out this old "Toy Box" set from Stampin'Up! The eyelets I bought at Michael's but all other supplies are from Stampin'Up!

paper: Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Summer Picnic design paper
ink: Bashful Blue (used to sponge edges)
markers: Bashful Blue, Pumpkin pie, Old Olive, Going Gray, Basic Gray
accessories: Pumpkin Pie stripped ribbon, non-SU eyelets, Dimensionals
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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Another try at SCS Sketch Challenge 197

All supplies by Stampin'Up!

paper: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Bashful Blue Designer Paper (hostess from '07), Pretty in Pink Designer Paper (hostess from '07)
ink: Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue
accessories: pretty in pink ribbon, rub-on (Sale-a-bration '07), distressing tool, sponges, Rose Red button
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