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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Process vs. Product

This is my first attempt at SCS (Split Coast Stampers) Sketch Challenge 197. I had a lot of fun creating this card.

Are you a Product or Process Stamper?

This last week, while in a beginning knitting class, I learned that there are 2 kinds of knitters. Well, OK 3 kinds if you fall into both categories. There's the process knitter, and there's the product knitter. She says that a process knitter mainly enjoys the process of it; just knitting or in our case stamping. The process knitter may knit simply to knit and will have no problem just ripping it out. I think that stampers probably fall into the same categories. I am definitely more of a process stamper. It's very hard for me to create more than one of the same card. I like the puzzle presented by a designing a card. Once I figured it out I've no desire to recreate it, alter it maybe, recreate it, no.

I think that this is also related to personality types. If you've ever taken the Myers-Brigg personality test (you can find them for free online) and your end letter is a "J," you're probably more of a product stamper. My personality type is INFP. This is just my personal theory. Which one type are you?

All supplies are Stampin' Up!
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pixie Pink, Whisper White, Bashful Blue Designer Paper

Ink: Pixie Pink, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Mat Pack, 1/4 inch punch, Close to Coco Marker, Bashful Blue taffeta ribbon
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Christmas Card #1

This is my first Christmas card of the year! I really like this new Scandinavian Season (by Stampin' Up!). In the past there haven't been too many Christmas sets that I've really liked, but I love this one. The Skislope Design paper from the Holiday Mini is absolutely gorgeous. I will probably be using it on all my Christmas cards.

All supplies with the exception of the brad are Stampin' Up!:
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Ski slope Designer paper, Whisper White, Baja Breeze
Ink: Baja Breeze, Red Riding Hood
Accessories: Distressing tool, Dimensionals, Old Olive twill ribbon
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Friday, October 3, 2008

Woohoo Finally!

I have been a big fan of Kristina Werner's for years. For weeks I have been wanting to participate in one of her color challenges. Finally, finally I had a chance to sit down and play! It's been a long time since I've been in the stamping zone. When I've taken a break, I sometimes go through this period of having to chip my way through to the creative side of my brain. Well, don't get me wrong. I am creative on a daily basis. I have to be with 4 kids and a strong aversion to routine. But, when I'm away from stamping it takes my brain a while to tap into all the possibilities. And once it does...woooah! Sometimes, while in this state, I wake up with a design on my mind. And other times I'll start to trip just off of someone's shirt. Once, while in church I sketched several great cards, off of two shirts a couple of rows up. My husband had to shush me when I exclaimed, what I thought was to myself, "I could stamp that!" I do so love being on the other side, at least until we run out of clean laundry.

All products: Stampin' Up!
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, whisper white, Bella Rose Designer Paper
Stamp sets: Classic Labels , Dotted Autumn, Autumn Harvest
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Glue Dots, brads (not Stampin' Up!), twill tape